with the help of a generous pledge from a "secret admirer" we've been able to take "Mind is the Ride" to its crowdfunding target just before Christmas. I must offer deepest thanks to that "secret admirer" and to every single one of you.
It's been a long and interesting journey, that in many ways echoes the original ride from Bristol to India; the generosity of friends and strangers, the cross-cultural conversations, the highs and lows, the bags of bananas, the aching legs, the pounding heart, the lopsided glasses, the gorgeous views.
Anyone who rides a bike any kind of distance will know it's never an unsupported effort. We might kid ourselves it's us against the world but the reality is an unwinding gift of roadside kindness, invisible in the bags we carry like a neverending peanut butter and jam sandwich.
So here's to you all! We got there. I know this book will be a special part of our bookshelves.
As to the "mechanics" of getting the book out...I'll know more in the New Year and I'll share this with you as soon as I can, including how we'll be fulfilling all the different rewards, prints, goodie bags, bike rides etc...
Till then, a tilt of the head, a ring of the bell, a push on the pedals and a very happy New Year to you all.
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