Hi everyone, I’m trying to raise funds through Kickstarter for a short bicycle documentary that documents my normal week of commuting between my bike and I and our daily 25 mile commute to school and back. (It’s 25 miles each way). I’m planning for it to be between 10 to 15 minutes long. I would really appreciate it if people would spread the word and at least take a look at it. Thank you.
It’s been about a year and two months since I got back into riding bicycles. It all started as a chain reaction of events and I was on the end of it. The CSUN Bike Collective was created (formerly known as the CSUN Bike Club), David introduced himself to my best friend Gio, convinced him to buy a bicycle and finally Gio convinced me get one too. These are all events that occurred between September 2010 to February 2011. The bike I rode for a long time was a gray and red mountain bike with blue housing. When you were up close, it looked kind of like an American bike because the colors. But anyways, cycling has had a tremendous impact in my life, lifestyle and overall personality. I bike everywhere and the feeling is exhilarating. There is no feeling like going downhill with the wind flowing through your hair or the “Rocky moment” when you reach the top of a hill and feel like the king of the streets. Cycling has done a lot to keep me sane as a stress reliever for a lot of things: school, relationships, family stuff at home. Ever since I started riding my bike to school, I’ve been getting there earlier than take the bus, so it’s faster than public transportation in its own ways.
But on this whole journey, I’ve met some people that I will remember for life. Without a doubt, one of those people is my good friend Dennis, a huge bike advocate and awesome bike owner. He’s taught me so much and yet I still have so much to learn. One of my favorite moments with him was helping out at the last CicLAvia with the Valley Bikery. I can’t wait for the next CicLAvia, which is next Sunday, April 15, riding the path, helping others out and just talking to people about how they’ve seen their lives change through riding a bicycle. This journey between my bicycle and I has just started and we have a really long way to go.
So one of my favorite soccer teams is London’s finest, Arsenal F.C. They’ve been doing great this season even though they had one of the worst starts in the league. They are currently in third place and look to be qualifying for UEFA Champions League as usual. I’ll admit, I was a little iffy whether they were going to qualify as they were severely behind the rest of the teams at the beginning of the season but they proved me wrong and I’m glad they did. Anyways, the reason I’m mentioning them here today is because of my good friend the Gunnersaurus Rex. He is the most ridiculous looking mascot I’ve ever seen and I always get a good laugh whenever I see him. A lot of commentators both on the air and online have joked that he was going to be featured on the bench due to injuries of players. Those jokes are some of my favorite soccer jokes.
I, like many people, have a tumblr (no surprise that it’s called Peanut Butter and Bagels) and I just gave it a new facelift. I also have a twitter and a blogspot on the side. I believe that each site should look unique as not all feature the same content. Of the four social websites I have, no two look alike and I’m proud of that. Sometimes I attempt to post the same material on all my websites but each one just develops its own posts.
I took this picture while the Bike Collective stopped for some food on Friday night. It was Dennis, Clarke, Kenny, Madison, Gio and I. I will admit it was pretty entertaining to have 5 bicycles locked and leaning on a street post. Good times my friends.
half of my mind is filled with gore (I’m assuming from listening to heavy metal and watching so many horror movies) and the other half is peaceful (cycling). I’m a bit curious to see how they would combine. Nonetheless, endless possibilities.