Bikers’ paradise

Those of you who know a little more about the world than just what happens in their neighborhood would have heard of the late Prof. Wangari Maathai and her efforts in conjunction with the Greenbelt movement to save Karura Forest.

The forest, as I discovered yesterday is a bikers paradise.

Happy Sunday everyone

water fall in Karura


About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

61 thoughts on “Bikers’ paradise

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    Oh, THAT kind of biker – I had another image in mind —

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    • makagutu says:

      Not a gang I suppose


    • Peter says:

      I too thought as you did Arch.


      • archaeopteryx1 says:

        I am SO sorry! Please tell me I haven’t corrupted you —


        • Peter says:

          Was it you who put me onto Israel Finklestein?


          • makagutu says:

            I think it was him.
            In other unrelated news, I find your knowledge of the by bowl to be so vast, how did you remain a christian for so long? I am thinking with all that knowledge of the history and circumstances in which the damn book was authored you’d have left eons ago


          • Peter says:

            Mak, that is why, the moment I was prepared to actually consider the possibility I had feared to ever consider before, that it might all be false, it was like a break of a dam wall. All those issues of cognitive Dissonance came flooding through and made the breach so large.

            What I have found is that belief is based on emotion not logic. That is why at moments of emotional weakness, even folk like me can be sort of drawn back into religious thinking. Then once ones emotions are back in check you realise how all the evidence points to it being false. I think Violet has had similar experiences.


  2. Tish Farrell says:

    Wangari Maathai was such a hero. What a woman. It’s from her that I learned that if you keep cutting down the deeply rooted forest trees, you will not only create desesertification because there are no roots to hold the soil, but the roots of these big trees break into deepdown aquifers, opening up streams that would not otherwise be there. All of which is to say, the world needs trees. Lovely post.

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  3. I love these posts where you show us something of your home πŸ™‚


  4. Sonel says:

    Great post and video Mak and the shots you took are so beautiful. I love waterfalls. πŸ˜€

    Have a lovely Sunday! β™₯

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  5. carmen says:

    Hi Mak! Love the shots of the scenery – what a gorgeous waterfall!
    At home we use the expression, “Trees are the lungs of the earth”. WM sounds like a wise woman. πŸ™‚


  6. john zande says:

    Gorgeous. What kind of bike do you have?


  7. Nyambura says:

    This makes me miss home even more, Makagutu. Enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and the week ahead.


  8. I was ignorant of her great contributions. Now, I’m better informed – thanks!


  9. Aquileana says:

    It couldnΒ΄t be better… Great photographs, dear Makagutu!… Best wishes. Aquileana πŸ™‚


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