Thursday, May 25, 2006

Highlights From the Road

Five flat tires since May 1. J-kid at The LBS thinks I consume an awful lot of carbon dioxide cartridges. I think he suspects I have an addiction.

On the way home today I got yelled at by the driver of a car full of people. I didn’t fully hear them but I’m pretty sure they were simply expressing their concern for my safety…after they failed to yield properly before attempting a right turn into my immediate path. This failure to yield was caused by their failure to look properly for traffic before attempting the maneuver. I appreciate their concern. Yes, drivers are unattentive and what I’m doing is dangerous, thank you.

At lunch I enjoyed a conversation about whether I rode bike on the roads or sidewalks. I answered with my standard, “it’s far safer to ride on the roads and act like a vehicle.” They thought that sounded funny. To them it was like I was making a choice between drinking sulfuric acid and hydrochloric acid.

This morning I downloaded an mp3 of my friend and riding buddy. He’s known around here as The Pastor. He preached Sunday. He took some risks with some prophetic preaching. He mentioned The MinusCar Project. Interesting. At least one commenter has posted a reaction to Sunday but I have no IDEA what post it's attached it to.

Wednesday was get-your-fix for free day. Apparently there was free gas available that morning at a specific station. I rode right through the area on my way to work oblivious to what was going on. I noticed some unusual police traffic control. I saw the KSFY truck and waved at the driver. He was the cameraman that took all the good pictures in this article. It wasn’t till I got to work that I learned of the free gas. The cameraman, seeing me in the context of the free gas story he was probably covering at that moment is a pretty sweet coincidence. I wish I could have been sitting in that line, burning gas, waiting for some free stuff. Just me and my addiction. The first step is admitting I have a problem, right?

Finally, Craig Gross from xxxChurch, co-operator of the #1 Christian Porn Site, and co-creator of National Porn Sunday, took the pulpit at Imago Dei Sunday. I’m not sure where he took it. I hope he gives it back.

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