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Old 05-05-08, 11:12 PM   #1
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What brings you peace?

For me, it's trusting myself and knowing things will work out eventually.
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Old 05-05-08, 11:27 PM   #2
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For me it becomes the situation, versus the decision, etc.

It's the quiet time - perhaps between 3-5 pm, where I'm usually outdoors, quiet - perhaps next to a water source or in a park or even just riding along on a quiet road, slight breeze and the sun still is warming and you just bask in it. Almost surreal. It smells good, it feels good - and for some reason my problems melt away at those moments. I smile then.
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Locking the doors of the shop for the night.
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Certainly not my children. At least not yet. They are good people, but not a source of peace.

The closest I come is riding out on a quiet road on a nice day.
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Old 05-06-08, 02:10 AM   #5
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Old 05-06-08, 06:33 AM   #6
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Old 05-06-08, 07:45 AM   #7
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I feel most peaceful when someone is suffering behind me on a climb. That, and when I've had morphine.
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Old 05-06-08, 08:11 AM   #8
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When I have those few moments of total lucidity and I can let go of all the crap that's constantly going on around me. When I can find that 5-10 minutes of complete happiness in just being.
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Old 05-06-08, 08:25 AM   #9
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To crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and to hear the lamentation of their women.
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Old 05-06-08, 08:28 AM   #10
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Old 05-06-08, 09:28 AM   #11
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- A table by the window with a cup of coffee and a newspaper.

- Watching a satelite bisect the Summer Triangle.

- Three or four friends and a pitcher of beer.

- Sunrise from above the tree line on the front range of the Rocky Mountains.

- Gas in the tank, snacks in the car, and an open highway.

- Walking outside on a sunny cold day in January after a fresh snowfall (in Minnesota anyway).

- Staring into a campfire at night.
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sunny summer day, no clouds and just finished a ride up the mountain waiting to do the ride down.
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Old 05-06-08, 09:32 AM   #13
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The moments before I wake up, when I'm semiconsious...just before the alarm buzzes.
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But seriously, I guess really and truly having nothing that needs to be done, and thus being able to enjoy the moment without worry might do it. Not sure, though. It's not a feeling I can often claim, unfortunately.
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Old 05-06-08, 09:42 AM   #16
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On a really long ride, I fall inside myself and the world simplifies to the patterns around me, and the patterns of breathing.

It's literal perfection....no pressures, no worries, just existing in the moment.
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Old 05-06-08, 09:46 AM   #17
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Actually making with the sexes kinda helps..
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Absolute solitude while on a bike.
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Sitting on the porch, good beer in hand, good friends sitting with me, working on bikes.
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All I need is to be careless, worry free, and be with someone I love, doing anything. Best, feeling, in the world.
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Sometimes my friends...but when they fail, my pimp usually comes through.
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The 5-10 seconds laying on the ground after a crash thinking "Damn I'm ok".... before you see the damage to your motorcycle, bike, etc.
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