Weekend Coffee Share – Bike Raving

LeCoffee-1If we were having coffee, I’d lament that it is already August. How is that possible? Didn’t the summer just start? I seriously do not understand how time passes so fast. My mom used to say that time passes faster the older you get, but I didn’t really believe her until I hit my 30s. Now it’s like I’m in some weird warp where the clocks keep skipping hours and there is quite literally never enough time. Of course, I’ve also had a busy summer work wise, and the hours do disappear rapidly when there’s a deadline involved. On the plus side, I hope being this busy and panicked has made me a faster writer. Because I am super sick of being so painfully slow.

If we were having coffee, I’d concede that there have been bright spots amidst the panicked deadlines. My blog post this Monday on How To Get Work as a Writer was one of the best posts we’ve ever had, traffic wise. So yay! And last weekend I eked out some free time to rock the Bike Rave. Cycling around Toronto en masse with bikes lit up by glowsticks and lights is a neat experience. Even better are the speaker contraptions people attach to their pedal-powered vehicles so that we have music on the ride. It is a Bike Rave after all. Here are some pics…

4 Trinity Bellwoods
Trinity Bellwoods Park in Toronto, full of people and lit up bikes. #bikeraveTO
Riding towards the CN Tower behind the big speaker in the tricycle!
Riding towards the CN Tower behind the big speaker in the tricycle! #bikeraveTO
A tall bike sound system with lights! #bikeraveTO
A tall bike sound system with lights! #bikeraveTO

Next year you should totally come! Also, I am buying you this coffee because I’ve been such a crummy, absent friend lately. Hope to see you again sooner rather than later!

coffee2If We Were Having Coffee is a blog hop inspired and run by the lovely and talented Diana at Part Time Monster. Please drop by her place for coffee. You can also see what other bloggers are up to by checking out the hashtag #WeekendCoffeeShare on Twitter.

Author: Heather Jackson

Heather is a cartoon screenwriter, YA novelist, small town fugitive, and late-blooming gymnast. For more, visit her website at heatherjacksonwrites.com or follow her on Twitter @HeatherJacksonW

14 thoughts on “Weekend Coffee Share – Bike Raving”

    1. Aw, the wisdom of older people! I did hate that she was right, and now I have become that know-it-all old lady dispensing unwanted advice to young’uns who roll their eyes at me. Just you wait, youth of today, just wait…

  1. That Bike Rave looks awesome! What a cool idea!! Unfortunately my hometown is really hilly, so I think we’d lose about half the group within the first few kilometres but it’s a cool concept nonetheless. Where I sued to live in Southport, UK, right by the sea, they used to do a Glowstick Charity Ride and people had not only illuminated bikes but also wore loads of lights etc. but it was definitely lacking the tunes!

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