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Pirate Cycling second edition

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I propose we organize a second edition of pirate cycling. This time we can to divide the whole trip to a few days per month around weekends to get more participation. I propose we start after summer in June.

TODO list (if you would like to help, just edit and add your name)

  • Update website - Kannan, Bady http://pirates.org.in/cycling
  • Create posters - need volunteers
  • Print T shirts (optional) - need volunteers
  • Confirm about availability of enough cycles (renting cycles are not a possibility)
  • Fix schedule - done
  • Find accommodation - 27th PG center, 28th Moozhikkulam Sala.

Schedule

  • 27th evening 5pm - meet at PG Center - invite other groups
  • 27th night - camp at PG Center
  • 28th morning 8am - start cycling
  • 28th meetups on the way - to be confirmed
  • 28th evening - camping at Moozhikkulam Sala
  • 29th morning - cycling back to Thrissur by another route

Route map: https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions?engine=graphhopper_bicycle&route=10.5325,76.2135;10.1858,76.3254#map=12/10.1908/76.3522

Introductory Note:

We are organizing second edition of Pirate Cycling to spread the Pirate Ideas to the wider society. First edition of this activity was 5 years back and mainly focused on issues relating to politics of technology.

Now we want to expand our focus to issues of identity based discrimination as well. We invite all marginalized or systematically discriminated communities (Women, LGBTIQ, Dalits, Tribals etc) to join this celebration of Pirates.

Indian Pirates is a political experiment in building a non-hierarchical political movement without separation of leaders and cadres, everyone has the opportunity to participate in policy making and every member has one vote in all decisions.

Hierarchical organizations and representatives were a historic necessity when communication among a group distributed across a large geographical area was impossible. People had to meet physically to discuss and decide on any issues and this created a barrier for all members to participate.

With advancement of communication technologies, we no longer have this restriction and every member interested in a topic can participate in discussions and be part of decision making.

Our Basic Principles [Include our basic principles]

Many of the principles listed are shared by many groups, but what makes us unique is our non-hierarchical structure and transparency. Every discussion and decision is available for all to see over the internet.

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Poll Created Thu 15 Feb 2018 5:15PM

Would you like to join a second edition of Pirate Cycling? Closed Wed 28 Feb 2018 5:02PM

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Sat 30 Jun 2018 4:19PM

5 people have shown interest, lets do it

You will have to cycle a few days a month over a weekend.

Results

Results Option % of voters Voters
Yes 21% 5 PP RD VM J KVM
No 0% 0  
Undecided 79% 19 S AS MK BC AKS SK MKT PS AA SA JN A B P DU SGK TE S R

5 of 24 people have voted (20%)

RD

Raju Devidas
Yes
Wed 21 Feb 2018 9:14AM

Well the question is here if I would like to join the second edition of Pirate Cycling?
Yes I would love to join that.
But, Would I be able to join it?
That's still not sure.

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vishnu m Thu 15 Feb 2018 8:10PM

I'm interested.

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Poll Created Sat 30 Jun 2018 4:22PM

How about Pirate Cycling 2nd edition pilot in July 28 and 29? Closed Fri 27 Jul 2018 4:02PM

Outcome
by Pirate Praveen Tue 31 Jul 2018 9:55AM

We had a good cycling trip on 28th and 19th. Everyone should share their experiences and photos.

I propose we focus on meeting activists and activist groups in Thrissur. Propose other dates/area as separate poll if you can help organize it.

Results

Results Option % of voters Voters
Yes 19% 6 PP MKT B KVM PP AN
No 0% 0  
Undecided 81% 26 S AS MK BC AKS RD SK PS AA SA JN VM A P J SGK SS M TE S R HK RO

6 of 32 people have voted (18%)

MKT

Manu Krishnan T V
Yes
Mon 2 Jul 2018 7:34AM

What all are planned for the pilot? Since the title says Pirate Cycling, there should be some cycling right?

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Pirate Praveen Mon 2 Jul 2018 7:53AM

@tvm yes, it onvolves cycling. This time we will limit ourselves to Thrissur district. We will decide exact route once figure out who all we can meet. Our hope is to meet maximum activists in Thrissur and any others who'd like to organize small public meetings on the way. We should reach out to all our contacts.

J

joice Mon 2 Jul 2018 10:41AM

means only Trichur ?

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Pirate Praveen Mon 2 Jul 2018 12:57PM

Only Thrissur for this weekend, we can do other places next time.

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Prinz Piuz Mon 2 Jul 2018 7:53AM

what will be our agenda

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Pirate Praveen Mon 2 Jul 2018 8:16AM

We will talk to people about our principles, manifesto, issues we care about and invite more people to participate in our activities.

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Pirate Praveen Thu 5 Jul 2018 1:56PM

I'm planning to buy a cycle. How many of you already have a cycle? We should arrange cycles for others.

MKT

Manu Krishnan T V Wed 11 Jul 2018 2:15PM

Look for well maintained ones in OLX. It will be much cheaper.

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Poll Created Wed 11 Jul 2018 7:33AM

how many of you have cycles Closed Sat 14 Jul 2018 1:02PM

Results

Results Option % of points Voters
yes 50.0% 2 MKT HK
no 25.0% 1 PP
no..but can arrange one 25.0% 1 PP
Undecided 0% 27 S AS MK BC AKS RD SK PS AA SA JN VM A B P DU J KVM SGK TE S R RO AN

4 of 31 people have voted (12%)

MKT

Manu Krishnan T V Wed 11 Jul 2018 2:14PM

yes

Have a geared Hybrid and a Gearless MTB (The one used by Sooraj in last edition), both well maintained.

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Pirate Praveen Fri 13 Jul 2018 7:03AM

no

I thought of buying one initially, but hiring it may be better.

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Poll Created Fri 13 Jul 2018 7:07AM

Can you join for a planning meetup in Thrissur on 15th? Closed Sun 15 Jul 2018 7:02AM

Those of us in Thrissur, lets meetup and plan the cycling: routes, people/organizations to meet, hiring cycles, place to stay, posters/pamphlets.

Results

Results Option % of voters Voters
Yes 6% 2 PP B
No 0% 0  
Undecided 94% 29 S AS MK BC AKS RD SK MKT PS AA SA JN VM A P DU J KVM SGK PP TE S R HK RO AN

2 of 31 people have voted (6%)

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Pirate Praveen
Yes
Fri 13 Jul 2018 7:11AM

I'm in Thrissur for next few days

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Pirate Praveen Wed 18 Jul 2018 1:38PM

Pirates, I have updated the description with todo items and a tentative schedule. Please pick some tasks/suggest changes.

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Pirate Praveen Fri 20 Jul 2018 1:45PM

I talked to Sarath from Keraleeyam magazine about possibility of staying at Chalakkudy. He said he will talk to Kerala Jaiva Karshaka Samithi (Organic farmers association) and confirm. I also talked to Hussain from Rachana Akshara Vedi and he will check if KFRI hostel in Peechy is available. Another possibility is to shift the event a week to August 4-5, in which case Moozhikulam Shala is available (which was our preferred camping place but was already booked for Kerala Sastra Sahithya Parishad camp on July 28, 29). @harishk can you confirm if we can hire cycles from the shop suggested by @sgk .

HK

harish k Sat 21 Jul 2018 5:59AM

Will update you today. I am going there today

HK

harish k Sat 21 Jul 2018 8:17AM

I went there. Unfortunatly it is not possible.
The shop owner also mentioned that there is no demand for cycle rentals in our area

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Pirate Praveen Sat 21 Jul 2018 8:25AM

Thanks for the confirmation. We have to arrange it via contacts then.

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Pirate Praveen Sat 21 Jul 2018 9:35AM

@kannanvm and @bady created http://pirates.org.in/cycling which can use to promote the event. Start sharing this widely. Details about Moozhikulam Sala can be found at https://web.archive.org/web/20180329082040/http://moozhikkulamsala.org/ (their site seems down).

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Pirate Praveen Sun 22 Jul 2018 6:56AM

Accommodation on 28th is confirmed at Moozhikkulam Sala.

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Pirate Praveen Sun 22 Jul 2018 7:33AM

@bady @kannanvm @muzirian Moozhikkulam Sala is not in Open Street map, I tried to find an approximate location https://www.openstreetmap.org/directions?engine=graphhopper_car&route=10.53252,76.21348;10.18538,76.32504#map=16/10.1889/76.3307 Can you map it?

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muzirian Sun 22 Jul 2018 10:44AM

done

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Pirate Praveen Wed 25 Jul 2018 8:49AM

Poster by @arkarjun

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Pirate Praveen Wed 25 Jul 2018 8:50AM

@kannanvm @bady can you update the website with the poster? @arkarjun thanks for the poster!

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Poll Created Thu 2 Aug 2018 10:51AM

Would you join a follow up meetup on 05th August? Closed Sun 5 Aug 2018 11:01AM

We had some positive response in the last meetup on 27th July. Agenda is to plan for future events. Venue: PG Center, Time: 5pm

Results

Results Option % of voters Voters
Yes 13% 4 PP MKT B KVM
No 3% 1 M
Undecided 84% 27 S AS MK BC AKS RD SK PS AA SA JN VM A P J SGK PP SS TE S R HK RO AN

5 of 32 people have voted (15%)

M

muzirian
No
Fri 3 Aug 2018 7:58AM

not in kerala