Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone: A Philosophical Tour de by Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

By Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza

Masking attention-grabbing and sundry philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a enjoyable yet severe approach the wealthy philosophical, cultural, and existential reviews that come up while wheels are propelled by means of human strength. contains or displays the perspectives of high-profile and remarkable past-professional cyclists and insiders   akin to Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance ArmstrongFeatures contributions from the components of cultural reports, kinesiology, literature, and political technological know-how in addition to from philosophersIncludes enlightening essays at the kinds of the biking adventure, starting from the moral problems with luck, girls and biking, environmental problems with commuting and the transformative strength of biking for private growthShows how bicycling and philosophy create the best tandemIncludes a foreword by way of Lennard Zinn, writer and proprietor of Zinn Cycles Inc.

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Yet this education is not a birthright. It is something we must discover, develop, and maintain. Ironically, it is also something that we do not have to pursue. 5 The potential result: human advancement, while not inherently evil, sometimes limits our physical education and, by default, restricts our access to the sensuous life. Being truly physically educated, however, requires that we develop rich and numerous experiences in diverse feels, tastes, sights, sounds, and smells. It is an education that requires not only initial, sporadic, and novel experiences but also routine maintenance and practice for the embodiment of those experiences.

An aging triad of a combined 170 summers has chosen to set out for this lunatic ride in these wet elements, deliberately and voluntarily. One wonders – perhaps you don’t wonder. These existential hardships and profound questions do not seem to bother us, because the end result is this: you have to pedal, you have to trample hard! It’s pouring down, the roads become far too slippery, and our bike shoes are filled with water. A well-known feeling arrives: the toes are transformed to imprisoned and cold aquarium fish.

At the foot of the mountain the warm wind is felt. It rumples the blond hair on my sun-tanned legs and arms. I can sense every one of them, but it’s impossible to fix on them singly: the hairs are countless small ripples in low tide above the sea bed of the skin. indd 30 S TEEN NEP P ER LARS EN 4/24/2010 7:18:13 AM bushes after rain and dizzy, descending, and winding roads on the beautiful west coast of Corsica; a bewildered wasp stings you under your jersey while you ride at 65 km/h somewhere in Zealand; a dog ravages another dog in a remote spot in Sardinia; an invisible but audible skylark way up high, and the taste of an awful, half-melted, and all too greasy chocolate bar swallowed down with nearly boiling water (I swear) from the bike bottle on sub-tropic Losinj, in the northern part of Croatia’s archipelago.

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