Mind is the Ride

By Jet McDonald

An adventure through cycling and philosophy

Sunday, 14 February 2016

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“Mind is the Ride” continues to climb towards its funding target thanks to all your support. 

Now well past the thirty per cent signpost I can feel my legs getting stronger, my upper body more supple, my eyes fixed on the next milestone.

It’s been an adventure getting this far; all the new people I’ve met in person and online who can see the potential in the book; all the opportunities that have emerged, often from the places you least expect. This echoes the bicycle journey to India. It was so often those who had the least to give, who gave us the most; poor families in desert villages giving us the best of their cooking, their beds, their time and then there were the unexpected gifts from from curious policemen, lorry drivers, ship’s captains, Roma travelers. Once you give wholeheartedly to an adventure, then it has a habit of taking everyone with you, an imaginative pilgrimage, opening up roads you didn’t even know existed.

These are the words of Scottish Explorer W.H. Murray (quoted by “Roll for the Soul” Bicycle Cafe, a UK cycling project that was itself crowdfunded):

“…the moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his way.”

Please tell everyone you know about “Mind is the Ride” and if you can think of new roads, new routes eg talks, rides, sponsors, do get in touch. You can pledge and find out more about “Mind is the Ride” at https://unbound.co.uk/books/mind-is-the-ride

Here’s a picture of the Milk Guys. They stopped us by the side of the desert road in Iran with fresh, cold, milk.



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