Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Every Adventure is a Blessing

The Tour Divide is a self-supported long-distance mountain bike ride that starts in BC and follows the spine of the mountains all the way down to Mexico. Some folks treat it as a race, others as a great adventure. Our neighbor, Dave Blumenthal, sought to re-create the feeling and lifestyle of a "thru-something." For those who have not done a long distance trip, this lifestyle is one of pain, endurance, beauty, and wonderful times shared with wonderful people. Unfortunately, Dave's trip ended abruptly this morning when he suffered a head-on collision with a car. My heart breaks to think about him and his family.

Tristan and I decided that we have to assume the best, but it's hard not to imagine the worst outcomes. We tried to distract ourselves with a hike and dinner out, which was nice, but as soon as I got home I looked for an update on Dave. Nothing yet, but I'm still hoping for the best. In the meantime, it reminds me that everything can change in an instant, nothing is a given, and every adventure is a blessing.

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