Going with the Flowing Layers
A trip like this has many layers, many angles to attempt to keep in line. All projects do. Being able to roll with developing events, keeping a “show must go on attitude” is where we win.
I’ve been having trouble getting a blog up. My “routine” has been broken and I am adjusting. I live for this kind of stuff. Yep, some things are hard… good practice, that’s for sure…
I’m lucky to have witnessed the r3VOLution unfold and watched/participated in the manifold attempts of “cat-herding.” I’ve learned to do as little as possible. I just create some possibilities, put myself out there, welcome who wants to come along, and watch as events unfold.
I learn to adjust. I know that “the best laid plans of mice and men, come to naught, time and again”. So I make a fairly detailed plan, and see where it leads. Often it leads to many WTH moments, but that is where art is born, in spontaneity, in overcoming unforeseen challenges, in leaps of faith.
I have a large imagination. I see ton’s of possibilities that this event enables. Some are being capitalized on, some are not. (This is still a practice run, mind you – haha). What is important is that some are. Active supporters are confidently connecting, the drowsy are being gently awakened, the police are being politely greeted.
All are layers…
Changing from the solitary motel gig, to the 4 guys in a small RV gig is a challenge, it threw my routine, hence the blog delay. But the point is that it must be for the best, and the challenges of adding stomachs and personalities is what is supposed to happen, and it is up to us to make the best of every opportunity that presents itself. This is r3VOLution. This is for real. This is where the mouse and the human separate. We all know how dicey things are, how much “hangs in the balance” but think of that… the balance.
How much weight does it take to affect a balance? Hmmmm… an infinitely miniscule amount, I’d imagine… Hmmmmmm… 😉
Anyway, I’m rambling in a RV full of laughing men, here are some pics…
Last post, Phoenix r3v was about…
Ed and I cruised…
we entered a new county
fixed more flats
rest under bridges
talk to people
remember talking of cyclists splayed out on cool concrete
We stood on a corner in Winslow Arizona
Joan was our gracious host (who took a bookset for delivery – ty)
We put up with a lot of wind on a long road
Ed got dusted
we pedaled on
Got to Seligman after a long windy day
Pitched some Liberty
Ed rode my bike
Oyate made a long drive to visit
and we made a short vid
Honored with his visit, glad to have this pic
We cruised town, and Ed got a flat,
got as room with a real shower at an old roadside flophouse
Just the right amount of funk
both inside and out
We woke to grime
and smiling faces
While I had coffee
and did email stuffs
ran into some friends
The r3VOLution continues
because we work at it