September 13, 2011
Too right Liam – all the related worthy ’causes’ in which we are involved (action on climate change, Malaysia Solution pondering and responding, preventative public health learning, ironic cake stalls held to raise funds for ‘African’ famines), letter writing, article reading … our (or, at least, my!) mind gets sidetracked.
Which is wonderful, in some respects – that cycling-when-smiling is so much a wholly positive part of the day it is not even acknowledged as something to write or think about. Except of course, when I look beyond the road in front and see shafts of blinding sun coming through the clouds (phrase to be taken literally as well as figuratively!) lighting the path, a kind soul to ride beside and the daffodils (oh, the daffodils!) smiling up from the verge, am I reminded of how good we’ve got it.
I engaged in a conversation with an inspiring cyclist recently, which reminded me of my interest and passion for this form and way of moving across the world. So I hopped onto WordPress to have a bit of a type to express that and ponder it more in my head, as well as riding in the afternoon sun to the Swansea top-shop fetch some $2.99kg bananas (bruised and squishy ones) to make a bike riding fueling banana cake.
If you find your day feeling slow, check out this article for some inspiration for honouring that feeling and walking:
3 upcoming events I’m a bit excited about:
24 Hours of Reality 14-15 September
RU OK Day 15 September (intrigued? Google it)
Ride to Work Day 12 October