BV’s annual Ride to Work day met work from home day today; together with cold and flu day and drizzly grey rainy day.
With the best intentions in the world I’d signed up saying I’d ride in, thinking I could pop Cam in the trailer, trundle over to Clayton for a breakfast and a chat then head home. Reality dawned dreary and coughing and wet and so we stayed home with a large mug of tea watching the rain run down the windows.
Woohoo, ride to work day! Um, I guess that’ll be just like any other day, except with Bicycle Victoria pumping their fists wildly in the air in the background.
As they asked, and as I replied, in their questionaire: How will you celebrate Ride To Work Day?:
The same way I celebrate every day, happy to be alive after the idiots in the tin boxes yabbering on their phones haven’t killed me.
Every year Bicycle Victoria promotes a “Ride to Work Day” in October, and exhorts everyone to ride their bicycles to work, just this once! There’s free breakfast in the city, the odd speech, promotional material, police present to engrave your drivers' license number in your bike if you like — to aid recovery in the event of theft…. The last couple of years I’ve decided to ride in to the city to have a look around, then back out again to go to work.
BV's 'Ride to Work' function A little detour on the ride to work this morning — I headed into the city for Bicycle Victoria’s annual “Ride to Work” day and free breakfast. Everything there was all sweetness and light, in some contrast to the ride to get there!
One car parked in the clearway/bike lane on Bridge Road. Seven cars and a tow-truck stopped in the bike lanes at traffic lights.
I experiment. I play. I write and I take pictures. Some of the site is organised around topics, other parts are organized by date, then there’s always the cross-references between them.
Long ago it started as a learning experiment with a few static HTML pages, then I added a bit of server-side includes and some very ugly PHP. A hand-built journal/blog on top of that PHP, then a few experiments in moving to various static publishing systems. I’ve never wanted a database-based blogging engine, so over the years I’ve tried php, nanoblogger, emacs-muse, silkpage and docbook before settling on emacs org-mode for writing and jekyll for publishing. But the itch remained… I never really liked jekyll and the ruby underneath always seemed so much black magic. So now the latest incarnation is org-mode and hugo.