Yesterday I joined in a sponsored ride to raise money for repairs and restocks at Freedom after the firebombing in February. Knackered after 3 nights out in a row, a badly planned dentist appointment meaning no lie-in and drinking beers in the afternoon on Friday an early start was not really what I wanted but I joined Will and Tony to pedal in the cold easterly wind. Today despite a lie-in and 4 mugs of strong coffee I think I slept for another 2 hours this afternoon and I am still tired. If you’re reading this, please consider sponsoring us and sharing with anyone else you think might be interested.
or if you don’t fancy that, check out the other planned events:
o yeah and on Friday I had a gear malfunction in front of a bus at a busy intersection, ripped my favourite trousers and came down on that bike seat HARD I am still sore:-/
Freedom Benefit Bike Ride
Just printing some maps for this…..
Yep, not posted much recently. If I’m honest it is probably because I actually told a few people about this blog instead of keeping my mouth shut and just posting into the ether (I don’t have to deal with what strangers think of me or at least I find myself thinking I do not care, I prefer to imagine no audience for any of this).
Yep I’m awkward.
So I’ve been reposting quotes here and there and spending a lot more time off-line. Maybe I will put down some of the things I’ve been thinking, but until then here’s a lovely Middle Ones track to go listen to x
This makes me want to cry
Part of the reason this upsets me is I’ve really noticed recently I’ve been getting more stressed by people trying to their views of how people should ‘be’ onto each other. I know I can find myself thinking ‘why don’t they do this’ or ‘why do they have to be like that’, but unless my memory is really failing me I don’t often (I’m not confident enough to say never) try and impose that on another person (I just get grumpy which is unfortunately an indirect way of doing the same thing, but at least I’m trying). We can talk about how things are for us, we can never really know what things are like for someone else. We’ve all got to where we are through so many varied experiences. I want to respect that. So we can talk about different ideas and ways of doing things, we can inspire each other through those interactions, who knows what may result, but please don’t let’s pretend there is one right way, however attached to ‘ours’ we may have become.
Yep maybe I’m taking this too seriously but wow really fucking wow someone even wrote this shit.