All the hardship was worth it and even the last few climbs back to the car was no big deal. Cruising through open fields and down fast single-track smoothed over a trip that started out with impossible difficulties. The trip was now ending with sweet effortless biking and some of the best memories possible.
As I waited for my partner to take a dash at a deep stream crossing I couldn’t help but to think of the future in relation to the past. My adventure to Bozeman and a relationship that started out with some difficulties. Even though I have friends that endured the same for me it was hard to keep the faith. And now the future is right around the corner. Well around a corner and up a hill.
And just like our last hiking adventure; brought on by a persistent faith of more adventure. My partner insisting to stay one more night and climb to an unknown lake. She has led me to keep the faith in my life with acts like these. Many times hanging in there has always reaped its rewards.
The sun likes to set just as we finish up things. Always the last ones to leave any parking lot. Tonight was no exception. We would be driving home late … again. And as always life tries to comfort us with beautiful views.
The trip was, well, some biking. A lot of pushing. And climbing. Kind of crazy if you think about it. But I like crazy. Crazy is good. Right?
And the adventure continues, more to come. Mostly it looks like snow now. But now some hard parts behind us and the anticipation of even greater challenges ahead. We travel home to rest up for the next chapter.