Monday, November 25, 2013

Six months and over four thousand kilometers later

 
6 months ago, I was encouraged to buy a second-hand dirt-jump bike.

I did, and began this new hobby going around the metropolis and dirt trails nearby. I was on exploration mode, getting a feel for the bike and figuring out what I really wanted to do with it.

Off-road rides are fun, but I began to lean more towards the paved road. I gradually started the process of transforming my DJ bike into a cross-country machine, yearning for longer distances, more destinations to go to.

I have pedaled more than 4,000 kilometers since then. I have traveled to more places around this beautiful country of ours in 6 months that I have ever traveled in the decades prior.

Despite all the pressure and problems of life in general, I'm happy I am still healthy enough to ride.

Life is a lot like riding a bicycle...

Relish the journey. Treasure the sweat & pain & aches. Just go a little further. Don't stop. Grow strong in body, mind and spirit. The road is long and full of challenges. Look ahead. Rest. Wake up and do it all over again. Never give up.

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