Photographs. Anecdotes. And observations on Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Eat, sleep, ride, repeat.

"Cycling is an excruciated sport--a rider's power is only as great as his capacity to endure pain--and it is often remarked that the best cyclists experience their physical agonies as a relief from private torments. The bike gives suffering a purpose."

Excerpt from "Climbers" by Philip Gourevitch.


After reading this, I kind of wonder if this plays into my personal obsession with riding bikes? It's been 21 years--starting out as a relief against boredom. Now, it's an act I have (some will argue "want") to partake in to calm life's general malaise.

Above is a photo by Scott Ehlert of me and some friends' pedaling: a simple act to soothe endless complications.


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