Thursday, June 29, 2006

Velocio's seven commandments for the cyclist:

1. Keep your rests short and infrequent to maintain your rhythm.
2. Eat before you are hungry and drink before you are thirsty.
3. Never ride to the point of exhaustion where you can't eat or sleep.
4. Cover up before you are cold, peel off before you are hot.
5. Don't drink, smoke, or eat meat on tour.
6. Never force the pace, especially during the first hours.
7. Never ride just for the sake of riding.

The man was a genuis and a cycling legend and all, but never ride for the sake of riding? That's the only reason I throw the leg over a bike some days, just for the sake of it.


Anonymous said...

I'm 60, and there is rarely any other reason than either for the sake of it, or for the hell of it.

by the way, nice picture...

David Killick said...

There's something about riding my bike that makes me feel about 12 year old some days, like the naughty kid who's slipped the leash and is pushing the bounds of his freedom. I never made it much beyond the shops back then, but hey, the feeling's the same.

Thanks for the compliment on the picture. Not sure where I picked that gem up from, I saved it a while ago, just waiting for a run. A picture of a perfect world.