4000 km done
By now I am quite familiar with the cracks (and there are plenty) on the road on Henderson Highway.
So far, for the most part I have been able to direct the potentially mind- numbing boredom of riding the same ‘loop’ 12 times a day, into an opportunity for growth; physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. I carry a miniature pocket radio, using the right earbud only. There are a LOT of choices of ‘talk’ radio, music and inspirational programs.
My daily goal is simple, ride 333 km before coming home.
Executing this goal requires perseverance, courage and dedication to complete. I believe that these are character traits that can be developed further. We are NOT limited by what we are born with.
Romans 5:3-4; Not only that, but we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.
While God calls us to persevere in our faith, (a lot more important than cycling 15,000km), the lessons learned on Henderson Highway can play a significant role towards that ultimate goal.
I believe that it is good to plan a deliberate (controlled) activity that helps shape the person God wants us to become. For me, this summer it is Henderson Highway.
But boy, I am so excited for this planned week off. Sitting around a campfire without my legs going round and round, will be great.