Went for a great ride today; felt like I was on the Tour de France. Except instead of a support crew I had a messenger bag and This American Life to cheer me on.
This is on the road to Sveti Nikolae. When I leave my house I have two main choices for a long ride: to Kriva Palanka/Bulgaria or to Sveti. There were a bunch of churches on the way but I didn’t stop in at any cos I just wanted to ride. The rolling hills were great though, super interesting and lots of great curves to look around. I almost shit my pants though, when cars would pass each other on the two lane road and I would be taking up space that the passing car could have easily taken up. All said though, it was a good trip even if my back now aches from carrying a liter and a half of water for this ride…
Rode out past Dobrashane until The Descendents - Milo Goes to College finished, then peed and came back with Jawbreaker - 24 hour Revenge Therapy. Kind of want a nap, but still super happy. Thinking about making Baby Food a fixed gear.
Why yes I have an old-as-dirt custom painted #Trek road bike. It says “Ride The Lightning” on the other side. Someone fix it up for me. Thanks. #bike #summer #NotAFixGear #ThePunisher
If this is the one you got as part of “beer money” or something I’m still jealous. Riding that is like lightning, take it to a local bike store if you don’t fix it up before I come back haha.
Liu Heung Shing,
A young couple waiting under a bridge pass tanks, 1989
About half the books gone on the first day downtown! #bookcycle #lit #tumblarians
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