By Michael W. Austin, Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza
Masking fascinating and sundry philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a enjoyable yet serious manner the wealthy philosophical, cultural, and existential stories that come up whilst wheels are propelled through human power. <ul type="disc"> * comprises or displays the perspectives of high-profile and amazing past-professional cyclists and insiders comparable to Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong * positive aspects contributions from the parts of cultural reports, kinesiology, literature, and political technological know-how in addition to from philosophers * comprises enlightening essays at the types of the biking event, starting from the moral problems with good fortune, ladies and biking, environmental problems with commuting and the transformative strength of biking for private progress * indicates how bicycling and philosophy create the ideal tandem * features a foreword by way of Lennard Zinn, writer and proprietor of Zinn Cycles Inc.
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To bike is to see the homogeneous, low-quality clock time vanish. Still, the bike computer and the heart-rate monitor glow with the newest figures from the fringes of my performances. No saint or purist, I am paradoxically quite calm, thrilled by a will to accelerate and an indomitable but futile lust to construct some real mountains in Denmark. Vanity, play, and the will to excel become mixed. The biker is as transparent and naked as his fellow non-cycling creatures, the baboons with the big red-purple bottoms in zoos.
I knew Jon was about to offer me his block plane. Not because I’m perceptive, but because Jon was giving away things today. indd 14 PATRIC K VALA- HAYNES 4/26/2010 2:10:09 PM and he needed to give stuff away. I already had a good plane my father had given me. But Jon’s plane would be better, even if the handle was cracked. “I could use a good block plane,” I lied. ” “This road makes no sense. It dead-ends on top of the ridge. ” “The last one said 1947. That means the road was built from the top down.
In plain words: we ride because we ride and want to ride. Other times I go for a cozy and silent ride along the coastline with my 7-year-old son, Albert Cornelius. The bike provides us with opportunities to engage different types of performances and ways of being together. These expressions cannot be captured or grasped by a utilitarian approach. The demon between the “useless” (leisure time, autonomy) and the “useful” (working hours, purposefulness) breaks up and vaporizes. indd 29 29 4/24/2010 7:18:13 AM Frankly speaking, if you talk about cycling in utilitarian terms, you haven’t understood anything at all.
Cycling: A Philosophical Tour de Force (Philosophy for Everyone) by Michael W. Austin, Jesús Ilundáin-Agurruza