Friday, June 25, 2010

Pedal and ponder

Had plenty of time to think while pushing into headwinds during today's 83 mile leg from baraboo to richland. i rode with my high school buddy jeff and his friend allan. it was their last day, as they have other obligations for the weekend.

some friends come and go in one's life; a rare few will remain for the duration. so it goes with jeff. we became friends during our motorcycle phase in the early 70's. we both left wisconsin that decade but kept the channels of communication open the past 35 years. many events and changes have impacted both of our lives. one commonality has been endurance sport. jeff is talented on mountain bikes and now road cycling (and also still goes fast on off road motorcycles).

but true friendship isn't based on bikes. it's the lunch talks and phone calls over the years, the voice of reason from another perspective. jeff has been all of that and more to me. he challenges me with his common sense approach to life and i'm better for it.

pedal and ponder. a good ride with a good friend, a friendship that has endured the test of time.

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1 comment:

  1. yes, it is a special thing to find a close friend in life, someone who is there for you and you are there for them, whatever happens or wherever you are!