|Took a big leap of faith and brought a bike with me to|
Rio and discovered I could ride with monkeys there.
We care the most about the things six inches in front of our nose. Those things that were right there in front of me grabbed my attention and over time the desire to write and to record my history just didn't seem important. A short time ago I met a fellow American when we were in Brazil. He told me of a new company he had started called Before-I, the idea of which resonated with me. While this was not necessarily the message he intended to leave me with; what I took away from our conversation was a renewed sense of self-accountability.
|Riding in a legitimate rain forest in Rio. Something as a|
cat 5 in Kansas 10 years ago I never dreamed I would do.
|One of the most beautiful sunsets I have ever|
seen from the heights overlooking Ipanema.
At times I will rant and at times I will rave; but on these pages I will lay bare this story and not because I crave anything. Rather because I seek that peace which comes from stopping for a moment and taking a deep breath to take in the occasional sunset or dramatic vista before diving into a harrowing descent or lining up for a twilight criterium.