The fire road I have been riding all winter is a mess. Trucks have torn up the road and left big ruts that make riding slow at times. While I would prefer to ride something like Horsethief Bench, Amassa Back or Ridge 157, at least I can get out and ride. Riding a fire road is better than staying home. I need to do a better job of keeping a good perspective in my life. I haven’t enjoyed my fire roads as much as I should have. I have to fight off negativity when things aren’t going the way I would like, and the longer the trial the more I have to fight.
I recently watched Hungry For Change, and that changed the way I see food. One point they made is that the more we decide we can’t have something, the more we want it. When we change our thinking and decide that we can have it but we don’t want it, we control how we react to food. I love dessert and junk food, so changing how I see vegetables and junk food has been a change. I’m trying to apply that change to other aspects of my life. I don’t want anyone else’s life. I want my life. I want the people I have around me. I want my challenges and my pending success. I want my fire roads and single tracks.