Today we road 51 miles so it was shorter than average, but I have never ridden a section of road that had as steep of hills as today did. Almost every hill was 8 to 10 percent incline, it was almost to steep to walk up in places, and believe me, I know because I did a lot of walking today, two miles anyway. The steep hills only lasted a couple hundred feet and then we would go down and then right back up. It was like a big giant roller coaster, up and down, up and down, it seemed like a hundred times we went up and then down. The ups were longer than the downs because we were climbing into the Appalachian mountains. It was extremely difficult biking today but amazingly beautiful. Most of the time we were riding under this big canopy of hardwood trees of every variety imaginable. In spite of the very high difficulty rating for today’s ride, I am feeling pretty good, no neck aches, shoulder aches, feet aches, hand aches, and just a little bit of butt hurt. My left knee is still very sore, but it only bothers me when I walk, it feels great while I am biking. Cliff is feeling good after has wreck Yesterday, but his right brake is still broke. We are going to take it to a bike shop that we will pass tomorrow and see if they can fix it.
We are camping at Montebello, Virginia tonight, way up in the Appalachian mountains and we have no cell service or WiFi so I will have to send this tomorrow.
One of the Scripture passages that came to mind today was Romans 1:19-20, “that which is known about God is evident within them, for God made it evident to them, For since the creation of the world, His invisible attributes, His eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly seen, being understood through what has been made, so that they are without excuse.”
Today was an amazing display of God’s attributes, His power, and His nature. Only those who choose not to believe in God because they don’t want to be accountable to them could miss the obvious signs of His existence.