Appropriate Background

Yesterday’s ride to the Galloway Jamboree was brutal. I ran into my buddy Rick Scarlet on the Galloway Trail. So he shows up in the video I shot. It was nice to ride with my friend; it took my mind off the triple-digit heat.

I’ve been thinking our heatwave and 9-inch rainfall deficit is going to make my documentary film look bad. We’re heading into August, and I still have a lot of shooting to do. Just take a look at this scene from my front yard taken a few moments ago. My dogwood is dying.

Is that what the world will look like in my movie? Yikes!

But then I just finished reading James Howard Kunstler’s new book Too Much Magic and got to thinking: No, this is perfect. A big part of the 1-Mile Solution idea is that (borrowing from  J. Harry Wray) what is “striking about biking is not that it solves any particular problem but, instead, that is it part of the solution to several.”

Such as climate change.


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Comments 3

  1. Khal Spencer wrote:

    Looks like our pinon.

    Posted 29 Jul 2012 at 3:16 pm
  2. Michael wrote:

    Try not to melt. I’ve been watching your forecast for the last couple of weeks, that’s crazy hot.

    Posted 29 Jul 2012 at 7:35 pm
  3. Andy Cline wrote:

    It’s nuts. Really brutal.

    Posted 29 Jul 2012 at 10:10 pm