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Believers On Mountain Bikes (BOMB)

Weekly Update

Deer Creek was as crowded with groups as I've ever seen. Such a fun trail, brings the people out. Our group got a visit from a JeffCo Ranger as we also did at Apex, who was enforcing group rules. 

The Chimney trail opened up this week after months of construction so we don't have to take the road detour. We'll park at the Golden library, climb Chimney gulch then descend an even day Enchanted and Apex; also known as Chimpex.  Apex seems to generate a lot of trail conflict, so let's be nice and keep each other in check.  Group rides are a great place to learn as well as teach what good trail manners look like. 

For example; the picture above was the 2nd attempt at a photo of some of our group. The first attempt we managed to block the trail and prevent a rider from going by.  We apologized, but being aware of what you are doing and how your actions could be in conflict with other trail users needs to be top of mind. 


Devotional: Salt of the Earth
What is the number one routine maintenance that you do on your bike?  Maybe it is lubing your chain before or after every ride?  Maybe it is tire pressure in your tires?  Maybe wiping the dirt off your bike at the end of each ride.  Regardless, why?  Why do you maintain your bike?  To preserve its longevity and keep it running smooth.

So what do we do with all the commands Jesus set out in the beatitudes?  Jesus provides further direction in Matthew 5:13-16.  

"You are the salt of the earth.  But if the salt loses its saltiness how can it be made salty again?  It is no longer good for anything except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot."  Matthew 5:13.

"You are the light of the world.  A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.  Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl.  Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house.  In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven."  Matthew 5:14-17.

In ancient times salt was a preservative for meat and to trade, etc.  Jesus was saying that we are to preserve the earth until Jesus comes again to restore everything again.  If we don't preserve it, what good are we?  If we lose our believe in God, our true believe, what are we good for?  Similar to salt, or chain lube, if we don't preserve our chain, eventually the chain will break and what good is it for our bike?  If we mix dirt with our chain lube, what good is it?  It will not preserve our chain or bike.

The second command is that not just preserve the earth until Christ comes again, but we actively let our light shine before others.  This is by neighboring, helping others, helping others on the trail, and helping others to learn to preserve the earth until Christ comes again, just as we teach other how to maintain and preserve their mountain bike.

 
This Week's Ride (Full Schedule)

When: Thursday, 07/18/2019, meet at 5:45pm, start the devotional and introductions at 6:00pm. 

Where: Chimney Gulch and Apex from the Golden Library

Directions: 1019 10th St,  Golden, Colorado 80401
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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