A crafty creature, he disrupts the order of things. He uses cunning to get food, steal precious possessions, or simply causes mischief. This cool cat knows how to throw a party, have it catered, cause a fight. We ran into him and his gang this summer and lived to tell about it.
This is a strange episode. No real story here just us talking about how weird it was to experience a hoard of raccoons crash our campsite and steal from our trailer.
——————————————————-- A great deal has happened since we’ve returned from tour. Escalations with North Korea, Charlottesville, hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. Earthquake in Mexico on the Guatemalan border. And now the Las Vegas shooting.
What’s going thru my mind right now is Hang on to the world as it spins around Just don’t let the spin get you down Think of moving fast Hold on tight and you will last
Some of the original (male) members of Spoke’n Revolutions Youth Cycling called themselves the Goon Squad. They were a close-knit group of boys that found a bond even closer after our first tour of the Underground Railroad.
Here they are acting “normal” and reminding me just how fun it is to have youthful people around you.
I enjoy biking. There's a whole lot of benefits to the activity. No matter what form. That's one of the reasons I became involved with the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA). To introduce Black, LatinX, Karen, and other under-represented youth to biking!
It was during my training in Virginia with NICA where I met two phenomenal young men who race in the middle school and high school category. Their stories just blew me away and reinforced my mission to introduce youth of color to biking.
Kevin Hicks created the Biking In Color podcast to give the youth of Spoke'n Revolutions Youth Cycling the opportunity to speak about their tour experiences.