I always thought that in the future we’d have flying cars, cars that drive themselves, cars that don’t use gasoline. Unfortunately, someone has been slacking and instead of moving forward we are moving… sideways? I want to say backward but that sometimes has negative connotations. Instead we are (and by “we” I mean some people which may or may not include myself) are cycling instead of driving.
For those about to rock there is Bike Central and Bikestation (neither businesses have locations in my immediate area). These are businesses where cyclists can store their bikes, rent a bike, have repairs done, grab more fuel (i.e. snacks) and even shower! note: showering is only provided by Bike Central, not Bikestation.
Frankly, I think it’s genius. I just wish there were more and in areas I actually bike to (or would bike to).
also note: the title of this entry has nothing to do with the opening paragraph. that is because I changed the title after I wrote this.
Just checking in from Auntie Evelyn’s in New York. I just arrived this morning and so far I’ve done close to nothing. This is mainly due to an injury sustained earlier this morning when we went to get breakfast. I’m hoping my foot feels better by tomorrow, I don’t want to miss out on anything while I’m here.
I’m planning on checking out this telescope thing: http://www.tiscali.co.uk/telectroscope/home.php. Take a look around this store: http://www.ekovaruhuset.se/newyork.htm. And look for Terra Planas: http://www.yelp.com/biz/terra-plana-new-york
Also, I just wanted to touch on a few things that have been on my mind lately. Gas prices… are now averaging around $4.50 per gallon. There is alot of talk about food shortages, we haven’t felt it so much in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, etc. but areas all over the world are feeling it. The poorest are the ones who are suffering the most. The weather, the weather is definitely changing. The entire temperature of the Earth has increased and I don’t think anyone can really ignore that global warming is very real and has already started.
All these things freak me out. I don’t want to give up my way of life, as lame as it sounds. I know nobody does, nobody that has it nice anyway, but that’s what we are going to have to do if we don’t want to go out in a puff of smoke. It’s suddenly very real and right at our doorstep. It can no longer be ignored and I feel like every available resource that we have should be put to finding new ways to live and adapt in the new global environment we have created. We need to stop what is happening, reverse the effects if possible, and find the best ways to live with what we still have. I’ve decided to stop eating meatall together. One less meat eater = one less person demanding the resources needed to raise a cow, pig, or chicken. One less unneccessary cow, pig or chicken leaving a carbon footprint and a methane bubble. I need to start riding my bike more, not so much because I need to, I take the train everywhere (though I believe it still runs on fossil fuels as of right now), but to show my solidarity with bike commuters and encourage ridership. I’m getting all preachy and starting to sound like I know what I’m talking about.
Anyway, these are just some ideas I needed to get out. Talk to you later.
Okay, a few things: last night I went out to Radbull… heh, typo but I think I’ll leave it. I meant REDbull HQ in Santa Monica for a viewing party of a new BMX Ride DVD. Brought my camera because I had heard that their offices are phat. They totally are, dude.
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This Saturday I’m heading to CA Boom (is that supposed to be pronounced “kaboom”?) with Erin and her mum. I’ll probably take lots of pics and blog about it, although I’m really bad at remembering everything I see and think is cool. We’ll see what I can remember, maybe I’ll take notes.
Here come the links!
Milton said we should get this for the office. I agree. It will add a new level of professionalism.
Capricia sent me this and I saw what everyone else didn’t see, but failed to do what was instructed. Does that mean I won? Or did I lose? I think it means I am cyclist friendly, which I know I am. 🙂
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