Sunday, December 22, 2013

In the Spirit

   To be able to stroke the pedal ‘spiritually’ hour after hour, that is, with a kind of effortless strength, is no very startling achievement. And yet I’m well content, for I understand why the way of the cycling warrior must incorporate a method to weaken an attacking opponent's resolve. By unexpectedly giving way, with effortless resilience, to a passionately delivered attack by staying glued to his wheel and thus turn his own strength against him.  This missive adapted from a passage taken from Eugen Herrigel, “Zen in the Art of Archery” (New York: Random House) 1989.

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