Posts Tagged ‘cycling’

Day 255 – Parklife

Was off today but still managed to get up for the free breakie at Hyde Park as part of the ‘Ride to Work’ day that was happening all over Australia. I’m still astounded by the attitude of motorists in Sydney to cyclists and also by their opposition to more bike paths. Living in an environment where everyone drives to work in a small space such as a CBD is just so impractical, unhealthy and leads to a mass of people getting stressed because they don’t seem to expect that situation will lead to massive traffic problems. Cycling is the way to go I tell ya! Well done to Clover Moore and all her team at the City of Sydney for pushing the cycling agenda, it works.

Quotes on cycling:

“It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of the nineteenth century”

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.  Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man.  And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became.  Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others.  Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle” – Elizabeth West

“When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race” – H.G. Wells

“The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles.  A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom.  The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard” – Sloan Wilson

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Day 4 in Mount Cowabunga

Firstly this thing says I should include a photo of myself to see how i’ve changed blah, blah, blah so before I go and get a make-over at the weekend I might as well post a picture today!

Secondly this is a photo of exactly what I did for most of today, sat on my arse, did a bit of work but mainly transformed myself into a zombie before the computer screen. Thats not to say the day wasn’t interesting; I woke up just in time for The Ellen Show (at 12 noon) and tried to convince myself to follow her sugar cleanse diet. I ate tuna for the first time in my life. I browsed (stalked) some facebook accounts and found out a girl I liked when I was 16 is now married. I put a concerted effort into figuring out Twitter a little bit better, and succeeded. I reconfirmed to myself that Dara O’Briain IS the funniest human alive.

I also saw that there is a key in the same place in the middle of the Darley Rd and Moore Park Rd intersection every time I’ve cycled past for the last few weeks. Yes thats how bored I was to notice that! Maybe I’ll take a picture of it next time! (Btw if you happened to lose a key in that vicinity you’re in luck, it’s still there).

So ya nothing too exciting but you need those kind of days too, just as long as they don’t start to pile up! Oh and if anyone knows a cure for procrastination I’d gladly welcome the answer!

Quote of the day: “The sooner I fall behind, the more time I have to catch up”  ~Author Unknown