Kathleen Day 2 ~ memorable

This is the sign now appearing on my jersey. Does anyone have a knitting group or competitive tiddlywinks I could join?

What a memorable day

We rode 130 miles with 8,200 ft. of climbing over the Cascade Mts. That alone was beyond me but to add in a thunderstorm and sleet at the 91 mile mark and you’ll understand the photo above. I bonked due to fatigue and cold temps but managed to limp into the town of Winthrop, which thankfully is quite charming.

Along the way I needed an attitude adjustment. Tired and shaking due to the cold and rain, can move one easily to complaining or quitting and yes I wanted to do both. Perspective can stop you in your tracks. Is this hard compared to the tremendous suffering people around the world endure and all kinds of sad situations??? Get a grip and be glad this is the situation in comparison, deal with it the best you can as it is not a life altering problem.

The really nice part was the sun shining on the way to the mts. with orchards ( even the organic blueberries are humongous!), farms and all sorts of creeks and waterways. This area is called the American Alps which speaks to the beauty, snow covered peaks and glacial lakes and too many to count long “cascading” waterfalls. The views were spectacular with lupinesand larkspur lining the road with multiple look out points to see snow capped mts and aqua lakes below. This is considered one of the most scenic drives in America so perhaps an RV or anything with a motor would be advised.

Chance 7-6-16

Welcome to a Journey across the USA

Kathleen Kirk
July 6, 2016

Chance, choice and a challenging cycling adventure

AS A LIFE COACH AND SPEAKER I ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO LOOK AT THEIR PATTERNS OF THINKING AND BEHAVING, THEN SHARE STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES SO THEY CAN CREATE THE LIFE THEY REALLY WANT. MY PASSION IS TO INSPIRE AND EMPOWER PEOPLE TO EXPAND POSSIBILITIES.
CLIENTS AND FRIENDS HAVE ASKED ME TO POST AND SHARE THE TRIP WITH TIPS AND TOOLS FOR CHALLENGING TIMES. MY HOPE IS THAT THESE WILL BE USEFUL FOR ALL AREAS OF YOUR LIFE.

The Trip: July 17- August 17, 2016 3,501 miles in 31 days!!
Joining a group to ride bicycles from Washington State to arrive in Boston in 31 days.
This is an average of 113 miles a day. YIKES…

Because: It is a totally challenging adventure
The Cause: Rancho Feliz:  Extreme Sport/Extreme Karma

PLEASE JOIN ME ON ON THIS JOURNEY BY SUPPORTING this incredible charity.
This link takes you to their site and my goal to help them.
Extreme Karma Rider: Kathleen Kirk
Kathleen Kirk went to Rancho Feliz in Agua Prieta, Mexico directly after riding the Cochise Classic 97 miler. Friends asked if the ride was hard. This is what she shared with them:

“What is hard or challenging depends on perspective. Compared to what? Arriving in Mexico only to be greeted by a HUGE street load of perhaps thousands of people dragging bags filled with garbage, to clean up the area, with the hope of exchanging it for a bag of food was overwhelming, painful and downright shocking. We got to work filling the boxes and bags. Then it became heart wrenching when we ran out of food to give those who had waited patiently for many hours in the sun. All I had left to give was Love so I gave out hugs and think it was me who was beyond touched by the poor thanking me in Spanish for being there. The contrast from riding a nice bike, eating snacks along the way to this situation took me tearfully to my knees. What am I doing in this life to assist others who deserve dignity, decent living conditions and face extreme challenges with few opportunities?
So please join me in donating money, time and spreading the word to help our brothers and sisters in this world. See the Rancho Feliz site to be inspired and to open the eyes of your soul to what joy there is in giving to our fellow humans.
With love and gratitude,
Kathleen

Kathleen kirk
challunities@gmail.com