That the adage if you want to go fast go alone and if you want to go farther, then go as a group is mostly false. With me as the test subject and other observations, I can demonstrate my point.
Take the case of the g.o.a.t of marathon running, Eliud Kip, he would not be as fast without his team of pace setters. These men keep him pushing harder and farther.
Compared with your average cyclist, I ride long distances and relatively fast. Some of my PRs have been set when I am alone ( my fastest 40km, my longest ride) but over segments, some were only possible because we were in a group of equally fast riders.
When I ran my last half marathon ( I think I picked up an injury during or after) I was able to run fast simply because there were others with me running equally fast.
The second random thought is man is never ever free from conception to the grave. In the womb he is tied to the mother physically and physiologically. Once born, she is tied to culture in which she finds herself in with its many variations. And so I say again, as it appears elsewhere on this blog, that JJ Rousseau was wrong when he said man is born free but is everywhere in chains. Man cannot escape the chains. He can however modify or better still challenge the chains that hold him/her.
Finally, I have seen on a blog or two a suggestion that to end the furore over tansgender folk, we should simply let people identify as they please in terms of race and gender but grant no advantage to any specific group, simply end the victim hood Olympics. Now, I think one important question that we should all be asking is why is woman contested? Related to it, is racialism and especially between so called white n black in most societies? In short, there are two ways of being that are really contested: being woman/ female and being black.
Have a thoughtful Saturday, won’t you?