Wednesday, October 06, 2010
"I am a bike rider plain and simple."
No not me. Jamey Mixson is a bike rider. I mean I do love riding my bike and I need to fix mine. I have been saying that for the past year. Heck, if I had a nickel for every bike I owned that was stolen... but alas, this post is not about me.
A friend of mine knows someone who is doing something amazing. A regular brother from Cleveland, Ohio (well, he is not that regular but you know what I mean) wanted to do something to raise awareness about childhood obesity and the poor literacy rates in our community. He is a bike rider. He just loves riding his bike. So he put 2 + 2 together (notice the mathematics, folks), and decided to ride his bike 2500 miles from Cleveland, Ohio to California to raise money and awareness.
That's how you do it. Get in where you fit it. james Mixson (Ride Jamy ride!) didn't sit down and tried to figure out what the best alternative was. The brother is brainy, but he didn't sit around and debate. He literally got off his behind, planted it on his bike and just rode. I am sure there was some meticulous planning in all of this, but you catch my drift. He didn't actually just get up one morning, quit his job, and just started writing. I am sure there was some planning involved. My point is that he put in work.
Of course, you can do this without the loot. So that's where you sitting at home or in the coffee shop can stay on your butts and help out. You can donate aqui. Or you can pass it on. You can tweet about it or make funny videos about how you are not riding your bike 2500 miles (I am for the babies but not that much...).
Oh James, the pizza is still on me.