I rode my bike to school/work for the first time this year the other day. It was magical: leaving the house an hour later than I wanted to carrying a bag way too big with my bike and looking like a dweeb.
really really excited. i’m talking about a whole bunch of camping and bike riding for this summer. i cannot sit still and focus. i need a to do list. i need a second job to have a good vacation. i need to take a deep breathe and go for a bike ride.
Today I went for a run with Kelly. Whenever she comes to town, we end up hitting the road (so ok, this is the second time). She used to run in high school and college and generally kicks ass. I normally run alone and it’s pretty cool. Or I do run with my site mate and we meet up until he doesn’t have the patience to slow down that much and then I just trail behind him for a while and then he turns and races back home. I’m pretty ok with how this works.
Running with Kelly though, means running WITH her.
If this MTB video doesn’t make you want to ride your bike. Nothing will.
Does one of your colleagues have a standing desk? Maybe even a treadmill desk? Do they talk about how it’s adding years to their life, enhancing both productivity and the richness and clarity if their skin? Do they ask you about how uncomfortable it must be to sit all day? You want to wipe the smug superiority off their face once and for all? But not in a violent way. Too much at stake. This time it can’t be violent.
How about beating them at their own game. Rising above is for people who can’t compete. Show up at the office one day with this handmade bicycle desk that generates power — enough to run your computer or charge your phone, sure, but also enough to mill grain, churn your own butter, run an industrial sewing machine, or split a dang log.
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I have been thinking about this since I could think.
you cant find a price because you’re not meant to. You live in dystopia.You wont find any of the concepts you’ve been seeing everywhere. Only ugly designs are available. Where is the free market? we get concepts to fantasize about but never have access to the real thing.
loosecannoncop said: That’s not to say you can’t attempt to make it reality yourself. Why pay when you can learn how to do such things for free then make them for a fraction of the cost? Wouldn’t that be a huge step towards utopia?
exactly that’s why I mentioned that it could be made in a living room, if it can be pulled by a bike in the previous post. see utopians think alike. diy is optimal, but it would be really popular to the general public. and even less industrious people. Like a kit. Like if Ikea was run by Utopians instead of dystopians pretending to be Utopians. materials would be nontoxic, sturdy, with planned durability instead of obsolescence. and use universal parts one can get anywhere.
I would prefer to have this without having to actually make it.