Thursday, January 01, 2009

Riding To Never, Never, Land



3:46 AM:  spent the first hours of the new year riding a no-food, no energy gel, century, solo.

It felt good to have power coursing through one's legs:  endless, tireless; megawatts on tap — ever spinning, ever surging forth.

And a song on repeat.

Enjoy the video.

Then ride.






4 minutes 36 seconds of heaven, of history made, of eternity.


My mind is in a state
But all I need to do is change my pace
And I know there's fear to face
But happiness is found in its embrace



Life is a play: it's not its length but its performance that counts.



6 comments:

ChrisW said...

Ben, have you heard of this concept called 'sleep?'
Happy 2009 !

Chris

-ben said...

Heh heh! 'Can't help it, Chris, the streets are only quiet in the wee hours of the morning :-D

Happy New Year!


-ben

Nic* said...

There's time enough for sleep when you're dead!
No food, no gel solos not enough... no hands!

-ben said...

!!!

procrastinatenot said...

Fantastic song! The perfect song for burning the midnight lamp.


I just discovered your blog from searches on Google of "Butterfly trail". Keep up the great photography!

What GPS system are you using to track your trails?

-ben said...

Thank you :-D

I had the older Garmin Forerunner 201, which died while crashing on a drizzly night descending Kings Park in Perth. I used a GPS60 (loaned) for my Thailand-to-Singapore Ride. Feeding it with batteries burned my wallet, so I only used a map and compass for my Munda Biddi Stage 1 Ride (ride reports still in progress).

Thanks for dropping by!