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TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
Jun 30, 2013
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Following on from something @Half-Fast Mike posted;

This year I shall be mostly supporting TELL - Tokyo English Life Line.

http://www.telljp.com

TELL Lifeline: 03-5774-0992
Free, anonymous telephone counseling and support across Japan. 9am - 11pm daily.

TELL Counseling: 03-4550-1146
Professional face-to-face counseling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families in Tokyo and Yokohama.

TELL Outreach: 03-4550-1191
Outreach programs and support for international and multi-cultural families.

We are happy to announce that we have officially linked up with TELL - Tokyo English Life Line, to raise awareness of the great services they offer and to help spread the word to a wider group of people.

We will leave it to TELL themselves to explain what they offer, so if you require information about their help and services, simply click through and check them out for yourself.

TELL - Tokyo English Life Line. www.telljp.com

Thanks a lot.
 

TCC

Tokyo Cycling Club
Jun 30, 2013
2,360
1,298
As part of the new connection between Tokyo Cycling Club, and TELL - Tokyo English Lifeline, I went down to their office on Friday of last week to meet them.

They have a good setup down there, offering a variety of services in both English and Japanese, with quite a few staff and specialists working together.

We spoke generally about what they do, including about how they they fund themselves. Full information of this is available in the literature on their website, but to summarize, they operate with a system of sponsorship, connections, donations and auctions.

In terms of what Tokyo Cycling Club can do for them, they were happy that we now have a banner linking to their site, as one of the challenges they face is getting word of their services out there, and any extra publicity is a positive. They also expressed their gratitude for any of the future charitable events that may be planned through Tokyo Cycling Club and the associated groups / organisations.

There was also talk of a charitable running event, which they asked if any of the people here might be interested in. We had a bit of a giggle about asking serious cyclists to get off their bikes and go running, but that will certainly be something that can advertised on here when the time comes. At the very least, we can just send @leicaman to do the running for us, while we sit at home arguing about stems.

So, it was good to meet the people at TELL - Tokyo English Lifeline in person, and here's hoping for a fruitful relationship from this point on.

Thanks.
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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Many of us here were friends with Kevin Johnson and his decision stunned many. We did not know it was coming and someone who was loved (and in my case - admired a bit) was lost.
Yesterday I woke up to the deja vu. I lost Matt. Someone I have known since I was 18 and he was maybe 13? He was a fun loving & globe trotting surfer with the next good time on his mind. An infectious laugh and bigger than life smile usually came with his ability to turn every negative into a good time. He was the person you were drawn to. Very little negativity and sarcasm - he spent his efforts being positive.
It seems something in life was too much to bear - and I will never know what it was. The last time I talked to him was December. He was in Nicaragua and there was a huge storm, so I reached out to make sure all was good. He sent me some pictures and a video of the damage, I wished him well, and... that was the last conversation I will ever have with him.

This has been a shit 2 years for everyone. I know this.
If you for some reason think it is too much and you don't want to call TELL - send me a message on here, shoot me a text if you have my number, etc...
We can chat. I can listen. We can figure out a less permanent solution.
 

adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
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Many of us here were friends with Kevin Johnson and his decision stunned many. We did not know it was coming and someone who was loved (and in my case - admired a bit) was lost.
Yesterday I woke up to the deja vu. I lost Matt. Someone I have known since I was 18 and he was maybe 13? He was a fun loving & globe trotting surfer with the next good time on his mind. An infectious laugh and bigger than life smile usually came with his ability to turn every negative into a good time. He was the person you were drawn to. Very little negativity and sarcasm - he spent his efforts being positive.
It seems something in life was too much to bear - and I will never know what it was. The last time I talked to him was December. He was in Nicaragua and there was a huge storm, so I reached out to make sure all was good. He sent me some pictures and a video of the damage, I wished him well, and... that was the last conversation I will ever have with him.

This has been a shit 2 years for everyone. I know this.
If you for some reason think it is too much and you don't want to call TELL - send me a message on here, shoot me a text if you have my number, etc...
We can chat. I can listen. We can figure out a less permanent solution.
So sorry to hear the.losd of your dear friend. Having a won derful friend in your life will allow you to have them cherishable.memories. Think of all the.good.times.you.had with your friend.
 

kiwisimon

Maximum Pace
Dec 14, 2006
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Sad to read about another loss in your life, yep this last two years has been a proper shitfest.
Thanks for posting.
RIP Matt and condolences to his loved ones.
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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Thanks guys. I am just ready to ride off into the woods and scream for a bit.
I would have done anything for Matt. Even flew him over here and put him up for a bit.
I'm gutted.
 

adventurous cyclist

turtle speed cyclist
May 16, 2019
945
970
hey bloaker
hopefully in the woods there will be a waterfall, so peaceful can be your thoughts.
I do hope you see two butterflies, they fly in pairs. one you, one your dear friend
 

TheAussieinJapan

Maximum Pace
Apr 15, 2014
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Posting as there’s a large campaign now on in Australia after all the many long lockdowns.

R u ok?

A CONVERSATION CAN CHANGE A LIFE
R U OK? inspire and empower everyone to meaningfully connect with the people around them and start a conversation with those in their world who may be struggling with life.

You don't need to be an expert to reach out - just a good friend and a great listener.

Use these four steps and have a conversation that could change a life:
1. Ask R U OK?
2. Listen
3. Encourage action
4. Check in
 

bloaker

Sincerely A Dick
Nov 14, 2011
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This is Suicide Awareness month on the American calendar.
On base there is a cadlelight vigil.

I will be honest, I can't be near that right now.
Death has been a tad too close to home the past 2 years - but I am more aware now than ever of how fragile we all are.
 

TheAussieinJapan

Maximum Pace
Apr 15, 2014
221
377
This is Suicide Awareness month on the American calendar.
On base there is a cadlelight vigil.

I will be honest, I can't be near that right now.
Death has been a tad too close to home the past 2 years - but I am more aware now than ever of how fragile we all are.
I hear you mate and even though it was a few months ago I’m still very sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.

Especially in the military, it’s got to be tough. My friends that went full time have had a tough time after Afghanistan, wish I could go for a beer back at our boozer with them or take them on a bike ride.
 
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