On the Road Again
Well it's cold--about 35 degrees this morning--and the wind is still blowing--about a 20 mph WNW wind--but it's not raining and so I'm on the road again. I'll probably only get 15-20 miles in today but I'm so thankful for that and hoping that I ... Read more
Another Blustery Day
Yesterday the wind in the Twin Cities was unbelievable and it didn't let up all night. It's still blowing like mad, which is kind of fun to watch, but makes it impossible for me to bike. So I'll thank God for another day of rest and try to get l... Read more
With cold, wind, and rain it will be hard to ride this week
I want so badly to get 99 more miles in on the road this year! That would mean that I've ridden my bike for a total of 5000 miles in the last two years. But the problem is that it's cold, windy, and raining--and might even be snowing a bit--this... Read more
Enjoying a day off
It's been a good but very busy week for me (my week goes from Tuesday to Sunday, with Monday off). I'm so tired but I get to do a bunch of nothing today and for that I'm very grateful to the Lord! So I look forward to laying around, watching a f... Read more
I'm So Tired!
I rarely get this tired. I'm literally having to strain to keep my eyes open as I write this! I've been at a men's retreat this weekend with our church which was great, but all the activity has made me very, very tired.
So off I go to la l... Read more
Back from the Retreat
We had a great men's retreat this weekend, we talked about the nature and implications of holiness for our lives and then dedicated ourselves to loving Jesus because he first loved us. I feel so inspired to live all my days for the glory of Chri... Read more
Men's Retreat Today
I'm hanging out in Longville MN today at our church's annual men's retreat. I'll be teaching tonight on the nature and practice of holiness, one of my favorite subjects, and I'm very excited about what the Lord might do in and through us this we... Read more
Riding the Paul Bunyan Trail Today
I'm heading up to central Minnesota today for our church's men's retreat and I'm going to take some time today to ride on the longest paved trail in the state: the Paul Bunyan which stretches for 110 miles. I'll only be riding a stretch of about... Read more
Well on my way to 2708 miles on the bike this year!
My new goal for the year is to put in 2708 miles for this year because that would mean I've done an even 5000 miles in the last two years. I was able to get 35 miles in today and it looks like I'll be able to get about 65 in tomorrow which will ... Read more
I Surpassed the 2,500 Mile Mark on My Bike!!!
For the last two years my goal has been to ride my bike for 2500 miles. Last year I only made it to 2292 but this year I did it--by the grace of God, I did it!
I was so excited when my odometer hit 2500 today that I shouted out loud--boy a... Read more
Lunch Ideas, anyone?
So I've been commuting on my bike lately and all I have to carry my stuff is a backpack. Perhaps someday I'll buy a little trailer but for now it's just the backpack. The one issue I've been having with this is bringing food for lunch because it... Read more
Oh boy, am I sleepy!
It's been a long week at work. The wife and I decided to take a couple of days away to connect with one another and the Lord, but in order to do that I had to work some very long days this week, like 14-16 hour days. We did have a wonderful time... Read more
Off for a 25 Mile Bike Ride
My wife and I are hanging out in Wabasha MN today, just spending some time alone and with the Lord. We've decided to take a bike ride today that starts off going up one of the bluffs--about a 5 mile climb--and then loops back to the Mississippi ... Read more
Going to Wabasha MN Today
Every once in a while my wife and I get away together, and now is one of those times. We're heading down to Wabasha MN which is in the southeastern part of the state right on the mighty Mississippi river. The fall colors ought to be beautiful, a... Read more
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65 Miles Away from My Goal
For the last two years one of my fitness goals has been to put in 2500 miles on the bicycle. Last year I fell 208 miles short, but this year I'm already at 2435 miles with 16 days left to go (fyi, I take Nov-Dec off the bike just to mix up my tr... Read more