Last week, I biked over to the California State Capitol in Sacramento to join a protest to support farmers in India. People came to the Capitol from all over Northern California in a show of support, solidarity, and to let the Indian government know that the world is watching.
I’d never been to my usual Gurdwara on my bike before, let alone dressed in cycling kit but the desire to pay my respects during my ride was made more acute by a call of nature. So, under the somewhat perplexed gaze of the few visitors who were also walking in, I wheeled my bike up through the front door and entered.
“Dhanna Singh Chahal Patialvi picked up his camera, having left his job as a driver in the royal garages of Patiala, and set off on his cycle to visit Sikh shrines in places as far out as the North West Frontier Province and Assam in the East. He wrote eight diaries and took more than 200 photographs during his travels. These have now been digitized by Panjab Digital Library.”
On a frigid Black Friday morning, I was standing with my bike and nursing a coffee in the parking lot of Temple Coffee in Fair Oaks with over $500 in donations from people who stepped up quickly to support me. Clearly, there are very generous people out there.
After I completed the fundraising ride for No Kid Hungry last month, I was often asked “so, what’s next?” With nothing planned, I came to realize that the time was right for a ride to support Movember and men’s health.