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As the weatherman had predicted we have had more wet and windy weather but the start to this new week is looking quite good so I am hoping to get some decent distance rides completed.
I am even hoping to get a ride in with my son in law Scott.... It will be interesting to see how his riding has come on since our last ride together way back in January.
My recent rides have seemed a bit like a battle against wind and rain and it would be really nice to go out for a ride and reach that sublime state where you feel totally at one with the bike....spinning the pedals in an almost unconscious manner...a state where the physical- the mental- and the emotional all become as one.
This almost meditative state is one that I have connected with when I have been backpacking and also when cycling...although in nearly every case when I have been on my own.
This does not mean that you are no longer aware of what is going on around you like a person can be when they are connected to an MP3 player by earphones...indeed you are more highly aware of everything around you.....but it is as if the physical, mental and emotional senses become more acute and blend together as one......
When cycling against strong winds and rain it's pretty hard to connect with anything other than the difficulty that you are having in the struggle to keep moving forward..........