Thursday, July 24, 2008

Tonight myself and some people from around town went on a group ride and several notable things happened that are worth noting.

1. After I picked up Joe and we were heading down Coconut where two of my friends have been jumped and had their bikes stolen in the past... so anyways Joe and I are hauling it down Coconut and what appears in front of us but about a dozen males age 15-20 maybe, all of african descent who as they see us approaching block the roadway until i shine my light at them and we pick up the pace after which they opened up a small hole for us to pass at high speed. Very scary if you ask me. Athena who also lives in the Coconut area was also almost jumped about five minutes later until one said to the others, "it's a girl, it's a're lucky you're a girl."

What the fuck is wrong with people.

I would rather have anything else I own, including my car stole from be before I would have my bike leave my possession. There's something about how I built every inch of that machine that makes me very attached to it.

2. Some people actually are into bicycles and fixed gear cycling culture as a hobbie, something to do in their early 20's during and after college and before they join the 'real world'. These people are usually very annoying and have money in the bank(which almost makes them tolerable). I could go on and on with this forever but I'll just say that these people are the reason I have no faith in the future of this world and I'm genuinely concerned for my wellbeing into the 21st century.

3. Coinciding with point number 2, last week I almost brought myself to tears after I realized that I judged someone improperly. I don't want to elaborate on this situation because it still makes me feel bad, even though i didn't say anything to anyone about this judgment. But the question comes to me and it is, Is it okay to judge the rich? Can they take all I can dish out?

I'm just rambling now. Onto a more positive topic. This Saturday I will be riding my bicycle to Gainesville Florida from Sarasota Florida. It's a 200 mile ride and I'll be doing it on a fixed gear.

Wish me luck.