Out with the old!
- In with a new start!
Happy New Year!
Some of the changes I under went in the old (last) year.
Durring my atempt to become "Car Free" I electrified a Trek 3700. My
idea was to start riding again. Both because I am a former long
distance cycler & more just to get some of my health back.
I aquired a 3 wheel bike with the idea of electrifing it also AND
adding multi gear set to it. I even toyed with the idea of a mid-drive.
Car free would not be!
Not for a while anyway!
I was on the back seat of a 4 seat golf cart at work. (SeaWorld has
golf carts for crew transport in & around the park.) Mistakes were
made, it rolled over. Oddly it was not the fault of the driver, though
he did make a few mistakes. Mistakes that under normal conditions
would have been recoverd from.
Anyway, the cart rolled onto it's passenger side. There were 4 of us
on it. I was seated on the left (drivers) side and behind the driver.
The other 3 riders (2 plus driver) were ejected. Tossed clear. They
all had minor road rash, but no major injuries.
I was slammed onto the pavement and the the cart landed on me. Not
over yet, me & the cart slid down hill for several feet. My right leg
was first crushed then twisted & rolled for several feet. I didn't
break anything. But I did creatively re-arrange every thing from the
right knee down. The worst damage seems to be in the ankle joint.
I have been (and still am) orderd to stay OFF my bike! The
articulation motion of turning the pedals will damage my ankle.
Now 5 months later, I still can not walk right.
Major injury #2;
The 3rd week of August, SeaWorld announced at a crew meeting that
"seasonal" employees would be getting some perks & small amounts of
"bennifits" and that their season would no longer end.
(I'd been with SeaWorld for over 5 years, hoping to get a "Full Time"
job. Full Timers get health insurance & retirement plans. And they
work year-round with paid vacations & holidays. They also get full
pay, over-time pay for over 40 hrs/wk. Seasonals get no over-time pay,
no insurance or retirement plans and 2 months off without pay.)
To announce that the season will no longer end is to say that they've
found a way to end all Full Time positions. And the "bennifit" was
insurance ... that you could BUY!
INSULT added to Injury!
(Understand that I can not stand beer drinkers! I'd rather see dope
leagal rather than beer! Dope smokers just go to sleep, beer drinkers
get 10 feet tall & bullet proof, then they go out to kill people!)
The employee PERK? You get a free case of beer every month!
They just had to remind me that SeaWorld is OWNED by Anheuser-Busch!
So, when another job was offered, I took it.
As of Oct. 20th, I no longer work at SeaWorld.
I now work for L&D Transportation.
I was hired as a working manager. (Lead Driver & assistant operations
Back on The Road. Back to pumping out the GNP! (Gross National
Product) Trash, garbage, useless products, ... GNP!
But I do have insurance & plans for the future! And the wage is far
Perhaps I'll build a tad-pole 'bent trike with a mid-drive electric,
And a 100cc motor?
That & a trailer would go camping?
Happy New Year.