Dearest, note how these two are alike;
This harpsichord pavane by Purcell
And the racer’s twelve-speed bike.
The machinery of grace is always simple.
This chrome trapezoid, one wheel connected
To another of concentric gears,
Which Ptolemy dreamt of and Schwinn perfected,
Is gone. The cyclist, not the cycle, steers.
And in the playing, Purcell’s chords are played away.
So this talk, or touch if I were there,
Should work its effortless gadgetry of love,
Like Dante’s heaven, and melt into the air.
If it doesn’t, of course, I’ve fallen. So much is chance,
So much agility, desire, and feverish care,
As bicyclists and harpsicordists prove
Who only by moving can balance,
Only by balancing move.
If I can bicycle, I bicycle-
Last week we posted a list of links about the perils facing runners when they lace ’em up and head out for a brisk run This morning while sipping on some freshly brewed orange tea we decided to put together a list of perils facing cyclist. Few things in life are worse than getting hit by a car. Typically driven by a yoga mom experiencing difficulties navigating to the studio with her new iPhone 5. Unlike runners who are advised to run against traffic, cyclist or at least the law-abiding ones should follow the rules of the road. Which present a fresh set of challenges to our two-wheeled friends to say the least. So without further ado … Allow us to suck the joy out of your lovely Thursday morning.
UPDATE TO ADD CRITTERS TO THE LIST:
Click HERE because you know you want to!
Rest Day … The temperature outdoors begs us to go for a Run yet our bodies scream for a morning filled with Yoga and Meditation. Not in a crowded Yoga Studio …Maybe a trip to the park would do the trick?!?
If you are a cyclist and see this image in front of you while stopped at a red light? Consider yourself lucky … ENJOY!!!