news from here and there


this weekend i discovered how unfit i have become after riding 190km of the 240km I had set to do when I woke up on Saturday morning. The ride was to take me from Nairobi to Meru but my legs kinda gave up at https://www.strava.com/activities/3121547435/embed/745532c392192c46d4fd392eb98c9c869c7c321f“>Runyenjes then I rode back to Embu and took a van back to Nairobi.

In other news, race science seems to be back on the limelight.

When will the Amish see the light?

Have a pleasant week everyone and keep fit. It’s good for the sack and all.

About makagutu

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

52 thoughts on “news from here and there

  1. jim- says:

    I was hoping the โ€œrace scienceโ€ article was somehow tied to helping you finish the last 50k of your bicycle trek. How disappointing. Stupid is alive and well.

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  2. mugo says:

    Mak! I’d very much like to hear your thoughts on The Bell Curve. Have you read the book, or written about it on this blog?

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  3. john zande says:

    That’s a big bloody ride. What’s the terrain like?

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  4. Arkenaten says:

    I think race science is probably correct, especially when it comes to the particular race making such claims about the intelligence of every other race.
    After all. how bloody stupid would one have to be to even posit such a theory?

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  5. Ah, “race science” again. The idjits promoting it need to race to the side of a deep cliff and jump off.

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  6. The legs are the first things to go… then, it’s all downhill after that – lol!

    I bought some trinkets at a rural country store some years back. The owner proudly proclaimed that he was Amish. I replied: “Really? Wow! I heard medical science is working on a cure.”

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  7. renudepride says:

    If at first we don’t succeed, we simply need to try again! Good luckon your next attempt! Love and naked hugs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Ron says:

    I’ve found the secret is to start at the highest elevation and roll downhill. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  9. shelldigger says:

    I have seen the slow crawl of so called scientific, racism, rising over the last few years. I blame the success of the alt right shit show. Every shit for brains Mr. Smarty Britches, with an audience to rile up, takes advantage of the sheeple who are probably already racist anyway, and who never bother to do any fact checking, nor would they listen for a moment to an opposing rational, fact based, view.

    The tRumpocracy in action. The Faux News shit and shinola. The alt right blight. And the assholes are crawling out of the woodwork like roaches.

    That Amish story is a gut punch. What is it with religion and the high rate of sexual abuse? When will people start asking why? Why does god need so much of your time and your little children? Why do the gods need so much of our money? Why do the crimes committed in these religious communities always get swept under the rug? Who the hell needs that shit?

    Sad but true, my own heritage is strong with Pennsylvania Dutch (Mennonite branch.) Reportedly with many of my ancestors high up in the clergy. I am sure glad I grew up without any of that nonsense.

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  10. basenjibrian says:

    Because of our 2020 drought, everything seems to be blooming early. I have this horrific dry cough….it’s literally like a nasty itch at the bottom of the lungs. Nothing to cough up!

    BUT, the steroid inhaler seems to be working, and I got a nice ride in on Saturday that did not involve me gasping for breath at the top of the (steep!) hills!

    Better riding ahead, Maka! (Now I can only stop coughing. My diaphragm aches!

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  11. basenjibrian says:

    Hey Maka, not sure if you noticed how…SPECIAL your countrymen are. This probably excluded your politicians, amiright?

    “This finding has been reinforced by the changes in average IQ scores observed in some populations. The most rapid has been among Kenyan children โ€“ a rise of 26.3 points in the 14 years between 1984 and 1998, according to one study. The reason has nothing to do with genes. Instead, researchers found that, in the course of half a generation, nutrition, health and parental literacy had improved.”

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    • makagutu says:

      These days I just agree with George Carlin. I look at the clowns my country people elected to be their leaders and I ask whether it was a competition for a circus run or what went wrong

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