Empty Days

Wednesday, September 01, 2004



Shit happens.

Actually, the day started nice and early - with mildew in a field of clover and a good-morning coffee at a small-town gas station - but as soon as I approached the metropolitan area things started to go real sour.

I had a bad-luck accident that damaged my bike: ramed staight into a safety barrier on the biking path, the front wheel got stuck under it, the front fork went all bent and I think the rear wheel also took a beating due to all the load on the back rack. The barrier was invisible from the turn and there were no signs to announce its presence: I will try to make the management of the bike trail pay for repairs because it wasn't really my fault - especially since they made me pay for the use of the trail, forcing me to go back a few kilometers to a town in order to take out some cash and pay for the fucking sticker ($15). Anyway - I had to bike through the suburbs with very stiff steering which is what happens when the front fork gets bent as badly as it did. Had I been going at any significant speed I would have flown right over the barrier head first - a great way to break your neck, I would say.

In the end I didn't break my neck but it really broke my mood - which got progressively worse with hordes of cyclists on the trail near the city and the rush hour traffic on the roads. Lord, there's nothing uglier on this earth than a big city. And now I am sitting here, in the middle of it, and I feel like I am sitting in a huge garabage dump, smelling all the garbage smells, hearing all the garbage noises, seeing all the dumpster views.... FUCK THIS.

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I am speaking to the blog before I get to speak to my parents - because I am so mad I might take it on them too. So I better leave it all here for now. Thank god for internet.





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