…a collection of heavy, serious and moaning posts.
The current cycling infrastructure that I experience in Manchester is bad… very bad…
The current level of aggressive and disrespectful behaviour that I experience from (most) car drivers is HIGHHHHHH!
I have realised that lately my posts and comments on other blogs have been rather ‘heavy’ and seriously negative. Ops!
I am a great believer in appreciating what I’ve got, rather than what I haven’t got.
I haven’t got decent, smooth, or even segregated cycle lanes… true… but I have two legs, one healthy heart, a pair of eyes and a brain… check! Cycling gives me a fantastic sense of freedom and personal achievement… and just a great feeling of cheer and happiness. Call it endorphines, call it ‘reconnecting-with-nature’ or what not… it does make me feel very happy, period.
To cut the story short, I will sincerely and actively focus my energies in blogging about the positives of cycling. For example next up more ideas on “Bicyclists Who Brunch” or better named “Wheelers’ Brunch”… stay tuned!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Fear not… I will continue to work, as much or as little I may be allowed, to support and strengthen the vision that cycling is a viable, environmental and social form of transport… You will find me at the Manchester Cycle Forum on the 14th. I will listen and observe at first and I will try to attend those four meetings a year, minus any force majeure.
What I do in my working and private life has a direct interest and effect on the environment. The way we live now and [ab]use our planet is just not sustainable… we carry on like this and we’ll have little left to pass on… I’d like to think I can do my little bit to try and pass it onto the future generations in a bit better shape. I think it’s a worthy endevour, no?!
And as much as sometime I may spend a thought that a benevolent cycling dictator could be a solution, I really believe in changes by people’s participation through positive experiences. The blogs that have affected me more in pursuing my interest of cycling to go about my daily life, have been those ones, which, despite problems and all, depict the positive side of cycling =)
Now… should my posts turn negative or serious or ‘us v them’… tell me off! Ok?! Ok!