Welcome back to Life and Random Thinking today.
Today is my 5th post in my 8 posts before September challenge. The challenge was to do 8 posts in a month (which I could have interpreted as being a 30 day period but I chose instead for it to mean the month of August despite starting half-way through the month of August).
I am feeling the deadline now though. – David
Ebikes have certainly grown in popularity since I bought mine 4 years ago. When I first rode mine, people were curious but now I think between 40-50% of bikes I see are ebikes.
I liken it to the growth of snowboards in the ski industry. At first snowboards were rare and now I think they dominate the hills.
Perhaps ebikes will dominate because of the large number of non-athletic people can benefit from riding one. Ebikes enhance the cyclist’s energy when the person peddles and some people call that “cheating”. I don’t because so many people ride more than they would if they couldn’t “cheat” so that added time adds up to more exercise and more importantly time outdoors having fun (and off the couch).
Some ebikes include a throttle so the cyclist has the option of peddling or using the throttle. I like the throttle but only use it from a stop for a second to get going from a stop because the motor doesn’t help until you start peddling.
However some ebike users use just the throttle and I dislike that. That’s not cycling to me, that’s motorcycling. Often those are also the people who are going too quickly on paths used jointly for strollers as well as cyclists. That’s dangerous for pedestrians also and I am always slow around people walking and I use my bike bells to let them know I am passing and not shock them. I don’t want ebikes to get a poor reputation because of few who think only of themselves.
I wonder if the throttles can be adjusted so you can only use them for a small time frame to prevent misuse?
Heads or Tails?
Statistically I always thought that if you flip a penny a hundred times then the number of times that the penny lands on “heads” or “tails” would even out. – 50 or so each.
Is that what you think?
I think my theory must be wrong because whenever I put on a tshirt in the morning without checking the tag then INVARIABLY
– I always, always, 100% put that shirt on backwards and have to start over. How is that even possible?
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face.
You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor had a very sad start to her life including deaths of immediate family but she rose above to support her husband, and inspire millions.
She was the first First Lady of the USA –
* to hold regular press conferences, and in addition
* she wrote a daily newspaper column,
* a monthly magazine column,
* and a weekly radio show.
She was the first First Lady of the USA – married to Franklin Roosevelt (her 5th cousin) and niece of President Theodore Roosevelt.
I started to learn more about Eleanor Roosevelt and quickly have learned what an interesting person she is. It is an interesting story and I intrigued enough to want to read an indepth biography but like Mark Twain I suspect it will be a thick and lengthy read.
I think many people, not just women, would admire her accomplishments and her thinking. You can expect her to be independent thinker, and intelligent person. But still her biography will surprise you and I say that with confidence with the little I have learned so far.
She also said “Be confident, not certain.” and “. “You have to accept whatever comes, and the only important thing is that you meet it with the best you have to give.“
The best two words to know in multiple languages?
Interacting with people today, I thought about the most effective words in my vocabulary.
I also thought about what would be the best two words to know in multiple languages – you might differ but I think “Thank You” are the two best words to know, or perhaps learn first.
Italian – Grazie
Swedish – Tack
Turkish – Teşekkürler (Tay-shake-Cue-Lure)
Spanish – Gracias
Filipino – Salamat
Gracias for visiting today, and I hope you have a day that allows to smile.
I wish you Time and Space to enjoy your day.
Comments always appreciated and replied to♥ – David