Jonny Perrot is a good dude. I first met him in Uxbridge, Ontario some years ago. He was riding art bikes in a parade through the city streets with some Winking Circle alumni. Afterward, a number of us went to the Huizenga farm, Jonny included. Jonny was asked if he was available to hang out the following day. His response: “Let me check my list”. At this point he pulled from his pocket a document consisting of multiple sheets of loose leaf 8.5″ x 11″ paper, scrawled with a dizzying array of entries. This was Jonny’s “to-do” list. It would appear, he was indeed busy the next day. His agenda included, “building a Hang Glider” and my personal favorite “install 2nd engine into Ford Escort Station Wagon”. Awesome.
These days Jonny is in Malawi, overseeing Africycle operations. We asked him to photoblog his day in Malawi. This is what he sent. Enjoy!
This is my clever system of waking myself up 2 phones 2 ringers 2 times then music plays from the computer. today was tarzan boy.
Everyone should use clip-less pedals. They are the best. I change my shoes a few times in a day.
I wash these every day. Something about water bottles they just get so nasty.
Checking email in the morning today for some reason took 40 mins before I got what I wanted.
This is mike. I see him every day. He works where I live.
Today I had to bring a wheel on the ride.
This is my back pack I wear sometimes.
After a ride to work (40ish mins) I meet with this dude every Tuesday. He is the manager of grace orphan care. We talk about ideas.
This is just some of the junk that I carry in my pockets. It’s all super cool stuff.
This is Lunch
View of shop from my desk. After lunch.
I drew this during lunch break.
This saw made me swear.
These are Bamboo sticks getting delivered.
I cut up a local bike. This one was donated to Africycle for scientific research. shown in picture are the metal pieces of the Bamboo frame I am contructing.
Cutting bamboo is fun thing to do.
This is a bit of bamboo that I filed inside and out to fit on a bamboo bike that I am working on that uses all local parts.
This is my bike it’s a trooper. It is an old Mongoose 700c frame, it has neat parts, strong wheels and other cool parts. Maybe just one of the only machines that deserves a name.
I see this view a lot.
These Mini Busses are evil.
This is our staff riding home at the end of the day. We race!
View of town.
I found these people on the ride home.
At home listening to music and checking emails.
Visit me on Facebook. I’m on every day except weekends.
The power went out for 2 hours. This is normal for a Tuesday night . . . and almost every other night.
This is Paul . . . he’s cool I live in his house.
Before bed tea.