Park Yourself

…out where few can find you. Where survival has the greatest appeal. Where your car can’t go. Park yourself, not your car. Find yourself in desolate places with beautiful vistas on every hand. Out where influencers have no influence. Where it’s more evident how nature rules. Sit still and let the beauty surround you. Let …

Welcome to Xenosthesia

Milk and cookies keeping you awake? To paraphrase a movie that does not have a theme of milk and cookies, or even a central plot point of milk and cookies (or, as far as I can remember, any prop of milk and cookies). And that is the point of this particular ‘barchive * post. If …

Cables

Swearing is a powerful thing, when you’re taking an oath, or making a promise. And I did. I promised myself that the next time I had any trouble whatsoever with my hydraulic brake system, I’d make it one hundred million times better by switching to a mechanical, cable brake system. I swore it and then …

Crashed! Spliffed! Biffed!

  While riding today I was avoiding a biker coming up the trail as I was going down. I gave him lots of space since he was coming up. Too much space. Fortunately, I wasn’t going very fast. I usually slow down when I get to other trail users. I should have stopped since the …