Thursday, August 22, 2013

Sick and Tired

I recently mentioned that I had contacted a local cycling group and was going to get involved. Well here's the flip flop. Forget that, man. This has does nothing to do with the group in question, but that little notion has no appeal to me once again.
 
Cycling advocates, aficionados and chronic debaters have just worn me out. I have only myself to blame, having waded in and out of those waters repeatedly over the last several years. I do care about such things, but sadly it would seem I have little tolerance for people, specifically groups of people.
 
Many of the blogs and websites I read are written by people who make sense to me. That is natural, of course. Nonetheless, the back and forth, push and pull of the conversations in the comments, usually interspersed with the exclamations of idiots and the rantings of crackpots, has lost its interest. I used to find it entertaining and engaging. Now (or perhaps more accurately, today) I have had enough.
 
It is totally fair to call me a hypocrite or egomaniac at this point. The irony of my writing a "cycling" blog and hoping people will read it while complaining about everyone else expressing themselves about cycling on the Internet is not lost on me. See, I'm part of the problem, just one of the millions of selfish children out here screaming "watch me dive" to the world and expecting people to do just that, no matter what is going on around us.
 
I'm going to keep writing and I hope you keep reading. If my posts get weirder or sillier, don't be surprised; I may be trying to make my blog content impervious to serious discussion for the next little while.
 
 
Yer Crusty Pal,
R A N T W I C K

12 comments:

recumbent conspiracy theorist said...

"Weirder or sillier"
I'd expect nothing less Rantwick. Keep it up!

Trevor Woodford said...

I'll still be reading Rantwick....

RANTWICK said...

Hey, thanks guys. My crusty mood has already worn off a little.

RoadQueen said...

I'm still here, Rantwick. Weird/Silly = MORE FUN!!!

<3

Steve A said...

I retract my "Hmm" comment from your earlier post.

anniebikes said...

Didn't get your coffee this morning? (wink) (Try a cocktail as soon as you get home. It works wonders for me!)

John said...

CANNONBALL!!! =)

RANTWICK said...

Thanks, all. Happy now.

RANTWICK said...

SteveA - You called it, man. That Hmmm made no sense to me at the time, but it sure does now!

Ian Brett Cooper said...

"...sadly it would seem I have little tolerance for people, specifically groups of people. "

Don't feel bad about it. It's probably because the majority of people are fricken idiots.

cafiend said...

The ideal blog post attracts lots of supportive and appreciative comments. Readers mention how much they enjoy your work and cite positive impacts it has had on their lives.

Then there's what really happens.

limom said...

At least you didn't let the door hit your you know what on the way out.
My you know what hurt, just a little bit.
Sort of.

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