This is day 15 of my challenge to cycle each and every day during the month of April. I have been running errands, commuting, training and, in general, cycling everywhere I need to go. Last evening I found the following poem that captures the spirit of this challenge. And the picture, it was taken with my iPhone on the commute home last night.
A Ride Through Time
I ride through time,
Stretching it out with surreal distortion,
I ride for freedom,
I am immortal, freedom from the fear of death,
I push myself to the limit of my mortal frame,
then transcend that human pain,
enter into that fourth dimension.
My wheels no longer touch the ground,
they’re floating on passionate effort,
a whole hearted singleminded effort,
the rhythm of a perfect circle,
a pulsing rhythm that rises above the worlds woes.
Movement brings freedom.
Unfettered yet fitting in perfectly,
an independant form of movement.
I know exactly how far I have traveled,
I can feel how far I have moved.
Allow the spirit of your surroundings feed your movement,
the harder I push the more I merge with my surroundings,
my aim is to reach that point of effortless movement,
turbo boosted blood pumping round my muscles,
my spirit is one with my body,
brain, muscles and spirit in total harmony,
producing a pure singleminded effort,
human body, trees, mountains rivers,spirits and bike.
Carlo Castelvecchi – May 2002