The Riders

The Riders
The end at Yorktown

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Drippings of Grace

“Why are you doing this?” is a question we hear often.  In my reading from, What’s so Amazing About Grace?  Phillip Yancy quotes C.S.Lewis:  Yancy says “I had experience the “drippings of grace,” C.S. Lewis’s term for what awakens deep longing for “a scent of a flower we have not found, the echo of a time we have not heard, news from a country we have never yet visited.””  That sounded like a description of what we are doing.  I am looking for serendipity too.
So now when I am asked that question I will probably say that we are looking for “drippings of grace”.  And we are finding them.  We are in the middle of other cross country bike tours.  One of them is going all the way to Newfoundland. I have had a couple of opportunities to dispense grace in little ways by offering a tire pump to one person and water to another person who had run out.  It’s fun dispensing serendipity too. Last night we invited Jim McTaggert, age 74, from England to share our motel room and dinner in Montrose. 
Dinner in Motel Montrose

A VERY spacious motel room in Montrose

Jim McTaggert from England joined us for a night in Montrose.

We are graced by our continued exposure to Ray & Rusty from TN.  We first met them near Fair Play CA. They are going to take a rest day in Gunnison with their wives who flew into Montrose to meet them. The wives will be following them until Pueblo and them returning home.
The ride from Telluride to Montrose was 60 miles.  Dave rode the first half and Phil the second.  Dave took the car into a bike shop in order to have the lock fixed on our car top carrier.  It was there that he met Jim.


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