I used to think that large changes were required to make significant differences in our lives. Like a New Year's resolution, I would strive for high goals such as to be more compassionate, slower to anger, be a more thoughtful spouse, be a better father, eat better, exercise more, and the like. When these monumental changes failed to be achieved, my old patterns would reemerge. No progress would be made. On a bike, small adjustments can produce meaningful results. I raised my bike seat a half inch and enjoyed a much more efficient and comfortable ride all day. Maybe the same philosophy applies to everyday life. Perhaps small changes can indeed achieve significant results.
Today we had a short 42 mile ride to Apache Junction. Gorgeous desert with a view of the Superstitions. After the pedal, drove back to Scottsdale to enjoy a Cubs and Rockies baseball game. Tomorrow brings a early departure and a 2500 foot climb before a couple of high school assembly presentations. We have to climb fast to be there on time.