June has just been cut short for me. What was to be a 30-day project involving 1000 kms, just turned into a 28-day project, with a wee bit over 1000 kilometers.
Rains, roads and dumass motorists haven't been kind.
But hills have been climbed, Zen has been practiced, abuses have been hurled and gears have been changed.
Today being the half-day mark, it was time to assess oneself in true Zen tradition.
So. Here are the facts:
1. Kilometers covered: 530.62
2. Time taken: 1 day and half an hour.
More such unnecessary figures can be found here.
Am I on track for 1000 kms: Yes.
Am I on track for more than 1000 kms: Possibly.
Am I going to stick onto the project: Yes. Been laughed at by too many people to give up now.
Tips from "Zen and the Art of Bicycle Perserverance":
--> For every hill you pedal up, there's always going to be a downhill you can coast on.
--> Distances never get smaller. Your ability to lie to yourself gets better.
--> When the World runs out of petrol and diesel, cyclists can have the sadistic pleasure of honking at the now-carless Motorist bastards. Or, more simply put: Patience IS virtue!
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