Friday, November 28, 2008

Black Friday stampede kills!

Here I am doing a bit of Black Friday Online snooping only to find a story about a man working at Wal Mart who was killed the stampede of people bum rush him. A lady mis carried too as she was rushed. I don't even want to shop anymore right now. Just want to ride and chill.

When I ride home I see this a lot with people as they drive home too. 

How did we get so selfish?

This attitude of ME, ME. Is just like the Seagulls saying Mine, Mine,Mine,Mine in Nemo. Just freaking ridiculous.  Gotta ride now, need to reflect. 


"Be the Change you want to see in the World"


Sunday, November 16, 2008

Well today we woke to another round of urban fires here in Southern California. Like the
Santa Ana winds that come at this time of year so do the fires now. They are real regular.
As different neighborhoods were being evacuated stores began to close and the look and
feel of my environment became smokey and dark. The kinda dark you get during an
eclipse an eery odd darkening. I noticed the streets got crowded with cars of people
frantically leaving there homes not knowing what was going to happen or if and when they
can return. So at my mobil gas station that no longer pumped gas because of the fire
danger, I wondered how much easier it would be if we people were using bicycles to
escape the area. An xtracycle would be perfect for lots of folks and there would be far less
issues with congestion.

So here I sit listening to the helicopters fly over my home to the reservoir and back again
to get water and dose flames. It has happened so much today like hundreds of times, I can
imagine that I am in that movie scene in Apocalypse Now and Martin Sheen is in his hotel
room listening to a helicopter blade sounds getting louder and louder. (I regressed)
So again in good times or in bad, bicycles have a place to be useful.

I hope the folks that had damage are ok and safe...


"Be the Change you want to see in the World"


Saturday, November 15, 2008

News from the front in the war on bike purism

Okay - this is worth forwarding from Morgan of 

What's wrong with Electric assist bikes? Not a darn thing! In fact.... Hit it Morgan:

"Be the Change you want to see in the World"


Monday, November 3, 2008

A girl with a lot of gusto!

Something new and exciting to check out:
I am not an Ultra-Racer, give me a loaded Big Dummy and time to travel - I am there.
But some folks ride to race and race to ride. I suppose the motivations are many. But for one young Lady. She took riding to a whole new level. If it has Ultra in it, she's doing it. She has epilepsy, but you would never guess it by her riding achievements and incredible attitude. She truly is living the change she wants to be in the world.... 
and be inspired!

"Be the Change you want to see in the World"