Letting Go Of Other's Whims & Foolishness
I am in the process of making some major life decisions. This is going to affect my time on both this particular forum on Bike Forums and the Website series I have operated up to now from this point on in subtle and more graphic ways. So here is a brief run down on what to expect.
There are so much time in a 24 hour period. I have to make a hard choice between all my online activities (i.e. my forum/website/streaming/research) and my offline designing/sewing/packaging ones & bicycling. The one I chose is the one most popular and more enjoyable for me. I choose that particular something that is tangible and I can sleep under at night. My quilts and other sewing projects win. Computers do not keep you warm at night or carry your luggage on a bicycle. My sewing machines make the bags and quilts to do these things for myself and others.
My bicycles are also chosen over my online life. I have the 3 bicycles right now that are the best ones for the circumstances I find myself in now and the foreseeable future. Each has passed 2 emergency situations that cropped up unexpectedly over the past 2 months. The Brompton and The Raleigh Twenty during that awful windstorm that stuck the Los Angeles area just last December 1, and just today when I had to return a book to my local my other folding/separating bike, the beat up crappy looking West German made one, successfully transported myself and the book that was going to be overdue if late a few minutes before closing time. Therefore, they stay. I already purged those not-up-to-snuff Dahons out of my life forever.
The most important reason why my website series is not going to be fussed over anymore is something crtreedude, a regular poster on the Politics & Religion forum noticed as much as I have:
Remembering all that warm and fuzzy pseudo-support I seem to be getting over the past several months has sealed the deal for me. You will have to find the sites yourself from now on-the name of the primary site is still below in the signature and the reason why in my people's language. For those who are sincere and need assistance, I will still be there for-I really like and appreciate the PMs and the emails. Those who live in the same geographical region as I will still meet me in person from time to time as before.
Originally Posted by crtreedude
Plus the most important thing of all. I am sticking with my local bikes shops in my area from now on for anything from bikes to little accessories. I want my hard earn few dollars to go to my fellow community members who understand my needs and I can see what I am buying. The hell with online repetition of products that are actually nearby. I don’t live in some hick backwater village or hamlet. The same goes with fabrics and notions for the quilts and bags.
Some of my choices include: