I’m reading more and more about universal basic income. Either this means it’s going to happen, or more people are writing about it, or I’m just noticing it more because I’m human and programmed to notice these things.
If people are working—if you have to get up every day in the morning, travel to your job, do your job, then return home—this is physically exhausting. It also uses up a lot of cognitive resources, your ability to think. It’s one of the most extensive control mechanisms in society. If you have to get up every day and go to a job simply to survive, it makes you less politically willing to take risks.
In October, on the 18th to be exact, CS Grupetto and Brixton CC faced off and had a battle royale on the might slope of Exedown.
We had prizes: done by Wayne (https://www.instagram.com/grupettowayne/)
I mucked around with some of the results and made some pretty charts.
I highlighted the first three in red, green, and gold, as they were Brixton riders. Grupetto riders are picked out in blue. The next three instances of red, green, and gold, are the first 3 women (only Brixton). White is the DFL rider.
Which happened to be the illustrator of the posters, ben, https://www.instagram.com/ben.scruton/
Charts are based on times and the distance of the hill (1.1 kilometres).
Some dopeness. Because, Sunday wasn’t dope. It was a ride to Sydenham Hill. Get on a train, meet Andy 2 stops down. Get to Orpington, run around the station to platform 4. Get on train. Stop at Knockholt. Train stays at Knockholt and isn’t supposed to be there. Miss race. Ride back to Orpington. Get on train. Ride back from Penge East.