04/17/2014 08:31 am ET Updated Apr 17, 2014

The Power Of Stopping For No Good Reason

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The first thing the old man said to me was, "The cows don't come by here anymore."

A few years ago, I liked to ride my bike on the roads that snake along a local mountain range. The views were beautiful, and there were plenty of hills to climb. It was friendly and country (in the best sense of the word), and the people sitting on their front porches always waved.

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