Saturday, November 22, 2008

Rider's Log 11.22.08 Coal Creek, Signal Ditch, Community Ditch

I'm restarting my Rider's Logs!  It's been 6 months since i've done them and i really like looking back to see the rides I've done.  I wish I had done them April-October to document the 200o i rode this season.

Today i rode with Michael from the FCC parking lot in west Lafayette.  Rode the Coal Creek urban trail to Marshall Mesa, across highway 93, Signal Ditch and back.  28 miles  2.5 hours.

This is a fast and fun ride.  Very non-technical.  A lot of people out on the trail.  I'd rate this one high for a fast, fun ride when you just want to ride and push yourself and chew up some miles on the mountain bike.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Big Wisdom in a Few Words from a Big Man

"The church must be reminded that it is not the master or the servant of the state, but rather the conscience of the state. It must be the guide and the critic of the state, and never its tool. If the church does not recapture its prophetic zeal, it will become an irrelevant social club without moral or spiritual authority."

Martin Luther King, Jr., Strength to Love, 1963.


"Cowardice asks the question: "Is it safe"? Expediency asks the question:"Is it politic"? Vanity asks the question: "Is it popular?" But conscience asks the question:"Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but one must take it because one's conscience tells one what is right."

Martin Luther King Jr (1929 - 1968)


These are good words with strong wisdom on which to reflect.