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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update


Meet at 6pm though August, ride time changes in September to earlier.  Picture above from the group trip to Salida last weekend, fun shuttles on the Monarch Crest trail to ride the "children of the Crest", Greens, Foose and Agate.  Also got in the super fun Cottonwood shuttle with the new Hooligan tech trail as well as the new Solstice flow trail.  

White Ranch was a good time last week, pretty crowded for a Thur.  This week we re meeting at the Evergreen lake house which should have plenty of parking. 

This week is 3 sisters trail, usually pretty busy. Love that ranger Jason is out riding, good reminder about JefCo guidelines. 

Devotional

Are there any mountain bike routines or maintenance or trails that you have memorized so much that you no longer need to look at a checklist, maintenance guide, or trail map?  When I (Doug) raced triathlons I had a triathlon checklist the size of a business card.  I had completed so many races I rarely needed to refer back to that checklist.  I often used it for the first couple races of the season, but then I was soon dialed in.  Similarly, my mountain bike checklist for short rides is - check air pressure, lube chain, helmet, gloves, wrist brace, hydration, and ride (since I run coil I don’t need to check fork or air pressure which is on many riders lists, I’m sure).  I have memorized nearly every inch of the trails where I live - so I know every rock, feature, etc, including every hidden rock that wants to grab your pedal.

Last week we discussed guarding our heart and putting on the armor of God. (Eph. 6:10-18).  The verse this week is similar and is one way to help with the armor, and that is by putting the Word in your heart.  “I have hidden your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you.”  Psalm 119:11.  Here the “word” was the commands.  Similarly, God commanded the Israelites to obey all the commands - to commit to them wholeheartedly, to teach them, talk about them, write them.  “Deuteronomy 11:18-21”  Finally, in the New Testament, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:15-17.

We memorize many of the bike routines, maintenance steps, or trails to help us be more efficient, safer, or just a better mountain biker (avoid rock strikes, flat tires, broken chains, for example).  We can then more easily share that advice with others since it is something that is part of us and it naturally just comes out of us.  Similarly, when we commit the Word of God to our hearts, we can more easily protect our faith since the Word is part of who we are, but we can also more easily share it with others.  For example, if you are struggling with faith or with an issue, you can look to the Word that you have committed to your heart for strength and encouragement.  Maybe you are struggling with your faith and perseverance.  

That struggle reminds you of all the great examples of faith that have gone before us and are outlined in Hebrews 11.  For encouragement, you can meditate on those verses when you are out for a ride, or open your Bible to that section and just start reading it for encouragement.  Similarly, if you have the Word committed to your heart, it is part of you, and you can more easily share it with others.  You are also more prepared to answer tough questions, or address criticism in a Godly way - with grace, mercy, patience, understanding, and kindness.  Thus, just as we become better mountain bike riders and/or teachers when we memorize many bike routines, maintenance techniques, or trails; we become better followers of Christ and teachers of the Word when we commit the Word to our heart.  I’ve mentioned it several times, but what we take in, is what comes out.  If we take garbage in, garbage comes out.  However, if we take the Word of God in and commit it to our hearts, the Word of God will come out.  

The challenge or call to action - are you in the Word of God on an intentional basis each and every day and committing the Word to your heart so you can grow in your faith and encourage others to grow in theirs?  What verse would you tape to your top tube? 
 
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: 8/6/2020 6PM
Where: 3 Sisters and Alderfer - Evergreen Lake House

Directions: 29612 Upper Bear Creek Rd, Evergreen, CO 80439
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 required; 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
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).
6:000 pm Prayer, then about a 2 hour ride
High/Midpoint Regroup, chat a little
8:00 pm Back at the cars for hot dogs

See full
schedule for details.
Find Out More

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

See full
schedule for details.
Find Out More
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