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Some great options with the long days for longer loops of our favorites.  Last week we used all the daylight as we successfully climbed Chimney gulch and descended 90% of Apex without drama, then 2 flats right at the end put us in the fading light as we raced back to the Golden LIbrary.  This week, we'll see if we can add on the entire new South Dakota as well as loop the ride through Red Rocks and Matthews/Winters park.  Parts of this trail are rated expert and most will bring pads, even full face helmets as you can see in the picture above.  Good points in this weeks devotional to consider when riding such a challenging trail as Dakota Ridge. 

Be strong and courageous! 
When I (Doug) first moved from Colorado to Minnesota I thought I was a strong rider.  I was in Ironman shape.  However, I wasn't ready for many of the steep front-range mountain bike climbs.  A combination of the altitude, steepness, and often tight switchbacks had me questioning whether mountain biking was for me.  Much of this was due to lack of mountain bike type strength and the courage it takes to ride around a steep, tight switchback which do not exist in Minnesota.  I'm sure many of you can relate or have your own stories or own trail that you find challenging.
 
We just wrapped up the beatitudes and one theme at the end is "be strong and courageous" when you pursue God's commands.  Consider God's words to Joshua in the book of Joshua.  He tells Joshua to "be strong and courageous" at least 4 times.  Joshua 1:6, 1:7, 1:9, 1:18.  In this chapter, God commanded Joshua to lead his people into the promised land.  Of course, Joshua was nervous, but God told him to be strong and courageous and to obey his commands.  The action had the blessing of the Lord.  Later in the OT we find when the Israelites did not have the blessings from the Lord and they acted they failed.  The teaching in this, to me, is that we must discern how and where God wants to use us for His glory.  When we decipher that we should go in it with strength and courage.  If we struggle discerning, it doesn't mean we sit on the sidelines.  Rather, it means we look back at the beatitudes and follow those commands - we show mercy, we bring peace, we seek righteousness, and we are salt and light to the world.  It also doesn't mean it will be easy.  One of the Pastor's at Waterstone often says - "God is good, life is hard.  Life is hard, God is good."  I think we can all relate to that - Life is hard.  We live in a broken world.  But, just like sticking with those hard rides and becoming stronger (as many of you know, I now ride nearly every day, and every day I'm riding those climbs that I thought were nearly impossible on a bike), be strong and courageous in following God's commands.  There is a great reward waiting for us - for those that pursue righteousness and are persecuted because of it, will inherit the kingdom of heaven.

 
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 7/25/2019, meet at 5:45pm, start the devotional and introductions at 6:00pm. 

Where: Dakota Ridge/Matthews Winters

Directions: 1103 Co Rd 93, Golden, CO 80401
Park at the Matthews / Winters lot near I-70 and 93.  

Questions: Reply to this email or join the facebook group

Waiver: Mountain biking can result in injury. By attending this ride you acknowledge the risk as stated in the group waiver
http://denverbomb.com/waiver/

BOMB Values:

  1. We believe we are part of God's kingdom, not just a biking club.  We believe in God, his Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit.
  2. We give thanks and glory to God. 
  3. We put the group first. 
  4. It's about the relationships: We connect with each other, encourage and support one another in Christ.


 

BOMB Ride Format:

What to expect on a ride (all times are very approximate and will vary from week to week).
6:00 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars for hot dogs

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