Thursday, December 11, 2008

If You Don't Want to Know, Stay at the Bottom

The Ventoux has no in-itself. It's the greatest revelation of your-self. It simply feeds back your fatigue and fear. It has total knowledge of the shape you're in, your capacity for cycling happiness, and for happiness in general. It's yourself you're climbing. If you don't want to know, stay at the bottom.

~ Paul Fournel, Need for the Bike

1 comment:

suitcaseofcourage said...

Thanks for posting this - and for your recommendation on the booklist. It's been on my "want list" for a while, but I've never pulled the trigger since I'd never heard much about it. Until now that is!