Welcome to mindful Zycling as in Zen cycling
Please join me and take a few calculated risks and go beyond our every day comfort zone and experience through the joy of cycling our health, heart and humanity. To meet and share our life with a variety of others that we wouldn’t normally meet. I invite you to look at some links I find worthy and share your adventures and experiences.
My spiritual thought and feelings come from the Existential ideas of Martin Buber of transforming rather than transcending the world. He understood that relationships with others would be equivalent to how religious people understood God.
Please don't be put off by the buddhist practice because it is a religion, you do not have to see it as such to get a lot from it. Personally I find the devotional side very difficult.
Several years ago I was given a book by the now forgotten Line Drawings Artist Frank Paterson.
Nobody has captured the spirit of cycling or the English Countryside better. Though this site has not been updated for ten years it's wonderful and worth visiting.
LOOKING FOR A BLOG
As there is lots of stuff, just type in the country or a subject and something will come up
HIGH. VIZ. WAISTCOATS
I Have just invested in several High Viz waistcoats with the message in large letters on the back
PLEASE GIVE 1.5 METRES. and underneath ZYCLING . ORG. UK
If your interested in buying one please send £20 in cash which will include postage and packaging
So I'll sign off with PLG. This means Peace, Love, Gratitude, so do not get it mixed up with LPG or we all may go up in smoke.
Tony, you quote an old friend of mine, Les Brown, as your inspiration for your recent birthday ride. I met Les and his wife,Jess, 33 years ago and they regaled my husband and I of their 60 mile bike ride to celebrate Jess' 60th birthday. We live in New Zealand but I am currently in Uk and one of my tasks is to find if Les is still alive or has passed away as we haven't received his wonderful Christmas letter fo a couple or few years. Are you in possession of any relevant information? I would truly appreciate if you could let me know please.
Hi I heard about Les when someone gave me a copy of Fellowship News ,and I copied his story from that. I tried to contact the magazine but no reply , it must have died, as we all must! If you do come up with anything please get in touch as I would love to meet him too. I have very fond memories of eating and peddling in New Zealand , are you cyclist?