I find my wrists incredibly beautiful. I climb. — Krabbe
— always loved the honesty of this, the truth of it, the narcissism, the bizarre inspirations we find out at the edges of ourselves, the vulnerability of our strength, the stripping of all the world outside the ride.
It’s funny how this line lives on its own so well, so aptly.
Every morning I ride my bike around and around Central Park and am tortured by the things I can’t take pictures of, but not today. This morning I put my camera on my bike and did a slow lap around the park at 7:00AM.
LOCAL NEWS: MARK PETIMEZAS RECOVERY FUNDRAISER The NYC cycling community is a large one, but small enough that when word gets out about someone involved in a crash that disables them from possibly walking ever again — everyone makes sure to spread the word about how to best support them and their family.
"On Saturday, October 26th, while riding North on 9W on a beautiful fall morning, Mark crashed badly when his wheel got tangled with another rider’s. Mark went down hard and landed on his head (he was wearing helmet) with most of the impact to the right side of his face. Injuries included severe damage to his spinal cord, a concussion, fractured cheek bone, and a fractured eye socket. Mark lost use of his limbs immediately after this accident."
I don’t know Mark personally, but have raced amongst his fellow CRCA/Foundation teammates this past season. I can’t even imagine what the road to recovery looks like, but I hope that it is a fast one. His teammates have set up a fundraiser on their website to help raise money for Mark so that he can reach his goal of walking hand in hand again with his wife and daughter. Donate here now. Healing vibes, Mark.
Thanks to all the hard-working and dedicated volunteers across Idaho who participated in the 20th anniversary of National Public Lands Day on September 28th. On this day of public land clean-up, nearly 500 volunteers participated in seven different BLM-hosted events to construct new trails, clean-up trash, create barriers to avoid erosion, enhance wildlife habitat, protect sage-grouse and create new homes for nesting birds. We love our volunteers! We couldn’t complete our essential work without their assistance.