tour de bronx

44 miles
Courthouse on Grand Concourse to New York Botanical Garden
started out cloudy, sunshine after 1pm
route very hilly after the second rest stop

cycling as yoga
try to stay in the right gear
relax the muscles that aren’t working to conserve energy
breathe through strenuous hill climbing and observe the mental activity
rest on the downhills
execute micro-shifts in position to preserve flexibility
strive for grace in transitions
notice the capacity for micro-rests
draw strength from the cycling sangha
watch rounding of the back; play with moving the chest forward
you are moving your body and having fun

cycling and bee metaphor
communications zing down the line
verbal or visual
calls of “gravel,” “hole,” “left,” “car back”
cyclists split and flow toward extreme right or left to avoid going over speedbumps
this altruistic matter-of-fact cooperation, although not quite a bee dance, gratifies

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