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

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3) Staying silent during the day

When I’m not cycling, I find myself being over-sociable, and generating too much interest and excitement. But on the bike the need to chat falls away as I focus on those points in precept 2. A passing wave or smile is all that’s necessary.
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2) Leave at home, cell phones, lap tops and music players

What we are trying to create is a sense of being in the now. This requires as little outside stimulation as is possible. One then notices one’s habitual tendencies and those familiar distractions. So one’s attention begins to focus on the slowly passing surroundings, bird sound, smell of the crops, changing temperature,...
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1) No sense of urgency

So as you cycle along mostly traffic free routes or very minor roads, even though you may have considered some kind of destination (e.g. camp site, staying with people, a city or town, even a railway station), try to avoid the tendency to constantly check the time or the distance to...
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