6 pm Today - Staunton State Park, Conifer. Reminder that we park at the lower lot, which is the first right once you enter the park. (Picture above) Get there early if you need to pay the day pass fee, it's $9 per carload.
Do you follow the manufacturers maintenance plan for your bike? As many of you know, I (Doug) ride a Yeti (or Yetis). One of my bikes has a Switch Infinity suspension component on it, and Fox recommends that you service it every 75 to 100 hours in dry/dusty conditions, but not too frequently (no need to service it with less than 15 hours of use). If you fail to maintain it and scratch it up, the replacement part is $300.00. Or maybe we can all relate to the recommendation that we refresh the Stans or whatever tire product you use every spring. If you fail to do so, you will be out on that first ride in the spring, puncture and the Stans won’t stop the leak because it is dried up in your tire. Whatever the situation, it is often wise to follow the “commands” of the manufacturer to keep your bike in good working order.
The last few weeks we’ve been discussing heart conditions. This week we will look at what it looks like to get our heart right and love God.
John 14:21 (NIV) states, “Whoever has my commands and keeps the is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.” So what are the commands we should keep? When asked, Jesus, replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’[a] 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b] 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)
This is the manufacturer’s (God the creator) recommendations (or commands) as to how we should live a holy life, giving glory to God. First, we should love God with all our heart, soul, and mind. This means we put God at the center of our lives - everything we do should be God centered - not mountain biking centered, not politically centered, not even family centered (I know...hard to think about), but God centered. That means we need to read the Bible on a daily basis to really hear God’s word, it means we talk to God through prayer, it means we find ways to worship God, it means we interact with other brothers and sisters in Christ and challenge each other so we can grow in Christ. Basically, it means whatever we do, we focus and center ourselves on God. This is why the prophets talk so much about idols. Idols take your eye off God, and put your eye on the idol - your life revolves around the idol, not God. It is also what Paul meant when he wrote, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:2 (NIV). If we focus on the world, the world becomes our center - society, politics, mountain biking, etc - and then we lose site of God. We can’t hear God’s will (if you need to understand God’s will recite the Lord’s prayer). However, if we focus on God, it opens our eyes and ears so our heart can hear God’s will. It helps with our heart condition.
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)
When: Thursday, 6/25/2020, 6PM
Where: Staunton State Park, Conifer
Directions: 12102 S Elk Creek Rd, Pine, CO 80470
Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group
There is already guidance on how to safely enjoy the parks and trails.
From JeffCo Parks:
DO NOT visit parks and public areas if sick; stay home, seek medical care
DO NOT gather in groups larger than 10
Practice social distancing of at least 6’ in parks, trail heads, trails.
Bring your own hand sanitizer and/or hand washing supplies.
FACE COVERING strongly recommended; use when near others or when passing on the trail
High-risk visitors, use discretion for park visits and public restroom use
Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver