Thursday, June 26, 2008


People ask me all the time why I cycle so much, and there are many answers. But the line between transport and obsession is drawn in components and bike fit. You get up in the morning and draw on the lycra without thinking. It is just how you start the day. And then you get on your bike, and it just fits. Having the right machine, the right size and carefully fitted for you alone makes you fly. And then you clip onto your pedals and you are one with the machine - you are the heart of the machine - and the cadence and the big ring just power you along. Heart beating, wind whistling in your ears.

Some days you just want to head down the road and go as fast and as far as you can. But there are meetings to attend, and deadlines looming, so you turn towards work and do your duty. But your heart yearns...

1 comment:

Bluenoser said...

Wicked, you hit it.