As a nation and a people and as the BH community, we have just gone through the most hair raising, cataclysmic week in our country. Lives, livelihoods, business and critical infrastructure have been destroyed. Food , medicine and fuel security are threatened. Its been a scary and anxious time.
but it did not happen on BH I see (threads probably deleted or did not get off the starting blocks). Its like living in an alternative world where only the latest broken freehub has relevance to our existential reality. or maybe the LBS, horror of horrors, didnt true my front wheel, so my broken wheel falls within the domain of permissible content. Woohoo, i have agency on the hub cos i have a wheel that tries to turn under the constraints of its excruciating warped deficiencies.
So BH has become tone deaf and intolerant to the happenings in the world, silencing the exchange of ideas, fears, anxieties and messages of hope in a pandemic, the dangers of which have been horrifically augmented by a plot to unseat our democracy. If your business was looted or burned down, you could not come here seeking comfort. If you lost your job, you have no voice here. If your’e stuck in your holiday flat in Ballito without food, nobody here wants to know it unless you also have no more bike oil. And if you dont, you better tell us what brand you dont have and why its the bestest superest bike oil eva!
Its draconian, pathetic and downright ******* stupid.But, I guess it is what it is.
anyways, our good friend, @Stretch has started a lovely chat for hubbers and ex hubbers to have safe and open NCR (and CR) chat with hub “mates”, and its been good to just talk freely about the unrest, some fun stuff, politics, sport, the virus, the tour. And all. Its just an outlet for us oldies to carry on the conversations we enjoyed when the tap got switched off here. There are no real rules, except I guess, be lekker. And don't be a ****. (We have nod any yet.)
If this interests you at all, come join us on discord chat here : https://discord.gg/DuRPajpR
When registering use your hub name so we all know whose who in the zoo.
And yes, you can still come back here to agonise about that clicking BB that’s been driving you and your mates to suicidal thoughts.