Ride with me to the top,
Ride the curves.
Up we go, curve right, curve left;
Look right, look left;
Riding up Pikes Peak is an adventure in itself.
Observe the beauty as you go.
Similar in life though when we want to rise higher,
We feel the pressure, the cooler surroundings, and the clouds build.
Our life support strains to adjust to the altitude, the air.
Do you notice the higher the climb to rise to the top,
The more curvy and steep is the way?
We compare to our experiences of other mountains we climb,
Like the one in the Smokeys.
But it seems the steepness of this climb is more gradual,
Although we meet ourselves going and coming – almost.
When will we arrive, we ask ourselves.
Once we’ve traversed many twists and turns.
But we endure, taking rests as we need,
We know we will arrive when we’ve endured, and not give up.
Enjoy the beauty – that sometimes isn’t an easy ride – but worth the journey.