Following My Folly

In 2011, I donated my car and pledged not drive for ONE YEAR while helping my community and inspiring others to drive less and bike more, with nothing less than a Colorado-built, styled to the max, commuting marvel.

From 2013 and beyond, I discuss bikes, bedlam, beer and beautiful adventures- plus the occasional rant.

I'm the New Belgium Brewing Company's 2011 Tour de Fat "Car for Bike" trader in San Diego, CA.


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girljanitor:

huffingtonpost:

Homeless shelter is transformed into 5-star restaurant, hot food and warm hearts all around.  See the full video here. 

I watched the video and I thought it was great. Because it’s not just like, nice food or whatever, it’s being treated like a guest. The people who staged this also made a 5k donation as well as handing out fancy gift bags that had basic self-care items/toiletries which are in really high demand because people will donate food but never think about hairbrushes, soap, toothpaste, et cet.

Not only that but i really appreciate the sentiment here that’s so against that whole poverty policing, “poor people don’t deserve anything nice ever” bullshit that’s getting louder in our society.

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http://rw.runnersworld.com/dearworld/slide_14.html

Wow, this is really powerful. If you have a tough day, or period in your life, it’s important to remember what’s important. Be resilient. Don’t let what may have temporarily got you down keep you down. Remember that life and loved ones are worth fighting for. Acknowledge your feelings but be strong to not let them dictate your life. Make your path.
‪#‎BostonStrong‬

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SELF Magazine is more about being SELFish and not promoting the spirit of fitness

My darling friend, Ceci said it best: “Why didn’t the magazine promote the sense of community these girls have wearing the tutus? Instead they decided to promote bullying by making fun of them. Sick.”

Article/Video here:  http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/Magazine-Makes-Fun-of-Cancer-Survivors-Tutu-252560451.html


Seriously- people are out there running to have fun and prove to themselves they can conquer challenges they put in front of them. I am inspired every time I’m out there running because of people like her who run. Wait, she’s even able to walk or LIVE after surviving a disease!

When you see people out there in costumes, when you see that person who may be large, or older, or pushing a stroller with 3 kids, man or woman, they are out there doing it. I see every shape, size, color, and age out there when I run and no matter what shape I’m in, one or all of them are passing me at some point and I’m proud to see that. I think “I hope I’m like that when I’m older or I wish I could’ve done this at that age, or hell, I know people who won’t even get out of bed some days— but these people chose to get outside!”

Yeah, FUCK YOU, SELF Magazine.

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nprfreshair:

Fresh Air critic at large John Powers reviews Redeployment by Phil Klay, a short story collection that “addresses the gap between the American soldiers who’ve fought in Iraq and those of us back home:”

Klay makes you feel the physical and psychic cost demanded of our soldiers in Iraq. And he may be even better on what it means to return to an America that pays gaudy lip service to honoring the troops yet doesn’t try to understand their service. Because we have a volunteer army, our soldiers and vets remain weirdly invisible to their fellow countrymen.

nprfreshair:

Fresh Air critic at large John Powers reviews Redeployment by Phil Klay, a short story collection that “addresses the gap between the American soldiers who’ve fought in Iraq and those of us back home:”

Klay makes you feel the physical and psychic cost demanded of our soldiers in Iraq. And he may be even better on what it means to return to an America that pays gaudy lip service to honoring the troops yet doesn’t try to understand their service. Because we have a volunteer army, our soldiers and vets remain weirdly invisible to their fellow countrymen.

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So plant your own gardens and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers. Jorge Luis Borges (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)

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Reblogged from odditiesoflife

naveplanetexpress:

The Most Beautiful Trees In The World

  1. Portland Japanese Garden, Portland, Oregon. Photo: Unknown
  2. Red maples trees path. Photo: Ildiko Neer
  3. Most beautiful wisteria tree in the world. Photo: Brian Young
  4. Yellow autumn in Central Park, New York. Photo: Christopher Schoenbohm
  5. Amazing Angel Oak Tree, Charlston, Photo by Mark Requidan.
  6. Cherry blossom tree path, Germany. Photo: Shoeven
  7. California in autumn. Photo: Mizzy Pacheco
  8. Jacaranda trees in bloom, South Africa. Photo: Falke
  9. Ponthus beech tree in Brocéliande forest, France. Photo: Christophe Kiciak
  10. Beautiful cherry blossom road. Photo: Unknown

(Source: odditiesoflife, via leigherskine)

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shirtoid:

Zillafell by wytrab8 is $10 today only (2/23) at Shirt Punch


Gahd-zirra! ❤️👍

shirtoid:

Zillafell by wytrab8 is $10 today only (2/23) at Shirt Punch

Gahd-zirra! ❤️👍

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