Screama - I agree. I just wish that the people who are looking to those supposed leaders of ours would realise the solution to their dilemmas; real or imagined, actually lie within themselves.
VDOT- yes, I get your drift.
Not everyday I'm put in the position where I'm about to see my only child get killed by some guy with an attitude problem.
It was an open road. The guy choose to go as close as he could (to my son) at high speed for whatever reason.
It seems strange to go out on Mountain bikes for more than year with no problems with drivers, but the moment we're on race bikes we appear to have become a target.
I imagine Nando's aren't serving up chicken; which are (were) young and tender. Instead they are handing out dead hens which are old and stringy after a lifetime of battery farm work.
I'd like to see how Trump, Clinton, Johnson et al, have anything to do with me at all. Why should I care or question them or what they stand for.
What gets worse? Your own existence, or your world view?
By what measure?
These people who are mentioned, how much direct influence do they have on your life?
How much have you allowed them to have an influence and impact upon your life in order to make it worse or better?
Once read a line about things to do by the age of 30. One was to stop blaming other people for your own situation.
That I can understand.
I should also mention that disgruntled types are everywhere.
Still thinking about one such type who blasted past me at high speed driving a large blue van, a couple of days back.
I was on a push bike at the time going up a hill.
They seemed to give me enough space but I watched in horror as the cunt barely missed my lad, who was further up the hill by an inch.
That driver clearly didn't give a toss whether he hit him or not.
That's the attitude which is being cultivated. That's caused by knowing you've nothing to lose and certainly nothing to gain.
I've been trying out the new bike myself.
I admit to be slightly disappointed at how much slower I've become since my best year of 2005.
Yesterday I cycled a route I used to use as a test bed, and noted how at every split I was down.
In the end I took 77:30 where my best was a shade over 64 minutes.
However, it's hardly surprising. I'm about a minute a mile slower running, so 30 seconds a mile on the bike is about the same.
On the upside, I ran today for more than two miles for the first time in nearly four months, with no problems at all. The cycling has helped that side of things.
Hang in there.
Foot injuries are the worst. Can't function without using them. Sounds like a ruptured ligament attachment on account of the pain levels.
I limped for a year off one, and can still get a twinge three years on.
It may be a case of immobilisation which is damn near impossibly impractical.
Sometimes it's best to completely give up...
And then months down the line realise you aren't hurting in the places which made you give up.
Then away we go again.
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