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ranting & raving about stuff that gets me on my high horse or rips my nightie with more than a question or two thrown in because I don't understand the world around me

Just as I lock in the dates to ride the SI the country introduces some new COVID restrictions 😓 I hope it doesn't impact my plans and we remain largely COVID free.

It amazes me how little some people will do if they are left to their own devices. It isn't necessarily lack of desire, just an absence of focus.

Apparently I'm locked in a YouTube Battle with one of my kids! The thing is I only use YouTube so I can share moments with family and have them to look back on in years to come. Although, I quite enjoy making videos too. Currently he has a few more subscribers but I have more views!

You're thinking about doing a summit series of rides ... Rather than Everest (8848m), you'll do 3 NZ mountains that equal (actually 15m higher) Everest. You won't do it all at once, rather will do it in 3 separate rides starting with Taranaki - 65th highest mountain in NZ at 2518m - followed by Mitre Peak - 37th highest at 2621m - and finish with Aoraki - highest at 3724m.

You'll use a section of road that you can easily make a 2.3km loop and includes 100m of climbing. To test that how well the loop works for what you intend you might take on a Ngaurahoe - not even in the top 100 NZ mountains at 2287m! That means you *should* be done after 23 loops.

I just want and perhaps need to be told that I'm doing a good job, I'm capable, and I'm appreciated and loved. And I think it is the same for everybody!

What great advice; Look beneath the surface so you can judge correctly.”
John 7:24 NLT

I wonder if there is a connection between the prevalence of mobile phones and mental illness? Certainly I don't get as much down time by having a mobile phone. Even when I go out it seems to ping nons nonstop!

It is very difficult to acknowledge our shortcomings.

I talk out loud a lot when I'm alone 🙄