Author Topic: truly recumbent


truly recumbent
« on: May 05, 2005 »
How was this taken?

With a great deal of difficulty. The bike, which later vanished from the picture, was screwed into a turbo trainer. My assistant was a tripod. The outtakes faithfully captured my discomfort.

A better question might be, why was it taken.

This image is easily worth the thousand words I could use to describe how cycling makes me feel. No, not sleepy, though I did once nod off somewhere in Somerset in the middle of a dreamy 400k ride. Balancing on two spinning wheels which I set in motion myself has the magical ability to bring my thoughts and emotions into equilibrium. It's not about the bike. But the bike sure helps.

PS. Where's my medal?