On a bicycle it is impossible to be numbed by convenience. You have to look around. You embrace what comes. You ride it out, ride through it. Ironically, this is also the same path water follows. Not ironic, water was my riding partner for 15 days this summer as I pedaled my bicycle around Lake Superior. Water does not stop to complain and proliferate. It takes the shape of what it passes over, expresses it, and carries on.
We got an email back in April about a poet, musician, and cyclist planning to ride around Lake Superior and talk about a water commons. Ben Weaver calls Minneapolis home and sets off today to extend his circle and community of care.
This Saturday watch this dramatic story of the Bad River Band and their work to stop a bad mining proposal in northern Wisconsin which threatens local waters and Lake Superior.