September 21, 2009

A random set of thoughts

This is going to be a stange week indeed. 3 days, then a holiday, then another day. As I have chosen to take Fridays off, in essence, I need to squeeze 4 days of work in 3, which is better than most people this week. How many of you are going to stretch 1 days worth of work to Thursday.

So what is this holiday on Thursday?

Heritage Day is defined as:

n KwaZulu-Natal, the 24th of September was known as Shaka Day, in commemoration of the Zulu King, Shaka. Shaka was the legendary Zulu King that played an important role in uniting disparate zulu clans into a cohesive nation. Contrary to western discourse Shaka was not a ‘chief‘.

The Public Holidays Bill presented to the Parliament of South Africa at the time did not have the 24th of September included on the list of proposed public holidays. As a result of this exclusion, the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), a South African political party with a large Zulu membership, objected to the bill. Parliament and the IFP reached a compromise and the day was given its present title and seen as a day

…when South Africans celebrate the diverse cultural heritage that makes up a “rainbow nation“. It is the day to celebrate the contribution of all South Africans to the building of South Africa(sic)
— Lowry 21:1995[1]

I wonder how Mr Chuene sleeps at night, after that whole debacle. If you see him on the street, kick him in the shins. Chop.

Ok, so onto something useful, right? Surely I have something useful to show you today.

Fixed Gear Cycling is slowly taking off in South Africa, and for the best local news, you can visit The Daily Fix to catch up on events, etc. But they have a reputation for coming up with some WHACK bikes. Take the following abuse of an amazing Cinelli RAM bar for example:

Cinelli RAM Abuse

Cinelli RAM Abuse

Not so cool. Here is something, for me, which is much cooler. it comes from this set of pics, a visit to the Trek area where they customise all the cool sh** but I have always been a fan of raw elements in anything, so this raw carbon frame is the shizzle, for me, personally.


As we near the date for Kona have a click on that link for a revisit of the race I went to last year. Am I sad that I am not going this year? OBVIOUSLY. What an amazing race, and an amazing place, and I had such a vibe on that trip with my family. It changed my life man. Should you spend the next few years trying to get there? OBVIOUSLY. It changes your life, in so many ways! There is something about the place, and getting constant Twitter updates from Luke McKenzie, Terenzo Bozzone et al about their training there is driving me up the wall. Hence my own 8 hour training weekends at the moment.

Big picture, right? You have no idea.

Ok, that’s enough weirdness for one day. Have a great week ahead. Work hard, play hard.

One Comment on “A random set of thoughts

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June 3, 2011 at 7:56 am

Thanks admin for sharing and link back to my site…


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