The eight Zycling precepts help me live up to the values I find important in life. 

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7) Being assertive

This is important when cycling on ordinary roads, but on routes like the www.eurovelo6.org and www.kartographie.de (an amazing mostly traffic free route from the Atlantic at St. Nazaire, France, to the Black Sea, Romania), you are able to forget the busy world and manic cars. But watch out for the Lycra-clad ‘Furters being more than...
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8) Having an adventure by yourself

So, finally we arrive at another biggy- going away by yourself. Not having someone to share that wonderful market, or spectacular view. But don’t worry – there will be moments when you meet up with others to share the adventure, and you won’t fall into the trap of using your companion...
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6) Handling competition

This is a strange one as we are so brainwashed into achieving. How many miles have you done today? How long did it take to get up the mountain and did you walk? What! You put the bike on a train!?"I must have the state-of-the-art machine and equipment." (The world renowned...
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5) Recognising and handling fear

This is a big one. As soon as we are away from our comfort zone, we experience a form of fear which often drives us back to a position of the familiar. Now if you’re traveling in Canada and you see a bear up ahead,Or if you’re in the depths of...
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4) Responding and befriending your surroundings

This is the contrast to precept 3. The idea is not to keep silent with a vengeance, but to retain a degree of conviviality. So if someone shows interest in your equipment or wonders where you’re from, be open and friendly. If you meet a poet along the track (this...
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