Tuesday, July 14, 2009

I Am Willing, Century Training & Ginger Ninjas

Last post I waxed on about Holly Near and her song I Am Willing. Here are the lyrics:

I am open and I am willing
For to be hopeless would seem so strange
It dishonors those who go before us
So lift me up to the light of change

There is hurting in my family
There is sorrow in my town
There is a panic all across the nation
There is wailing the whole world round

May the children see more clearly
May the elders be more wise
May the winds of change caress us
Even though it burns our eyees

Give me a mighty oak to hold my confusion
Give me a desert to hold my fears
Give me a sunset to hold my wonder
Give me an ocean to hold my tears

Saturday, Pramila aka Dartre Dame, our friend, Vesteinn, and I did a training ride in preparation for their first century ride coming up soon. It's the Seattle Century, a benefit for Bike Works in Columbia City which is in Seattle.

We can literally coast our bicycles from our house down to Bike Works without pedaling, it's that close. Bike Works is fabulous.

Always a sucker for High Wheelers!

Vesteinn cycled strongly.

Cooling Down!

I never heard of them, but I'm checking out the Ginger Ninjas. They are sponsoring The Pleasant Revolution Bicycle Music Festival Tour 2009. Cool enough.
It is August 22 and features: "500 miles, 50 Bands, Gazillions of Bikes, 15 Venues." Even cooler. It happens in Eugene, OR; Portland, OR; Seattle, WA; Vancouver, BC. Wow!
They are looking for volunteers, and I like their website, and I dig what I heard of their music. Check them out for yourself.
Holly Near's lines "For to be hopeless would seem so strange, It dishonors those who go before us" are so powerful.
I am holding those lines close.
Keep it honored,