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By Fritz Allhoff(eds.)

Masking attention-grabbing and sundry philosophical terrain, Cycling - Philosophy for Everyone explores in a enjoyable yet serious approach the wealthy philosophical, cultural, and existential studies that come up while wheels are propelled via human power.

  • Incorporates or displays the perspectives of high-profile and extraordinary past-professional cyclists and insiders   resembling Lennard Zinn, Scott Tinley, and Lance Armstrong
  • Features contributions from the parts of cultural reports, kinesiology, literature, and political technology in addition to from philosophers
  • Includes enlightening essays at the types of the biking adventure, starting from the moral problems with good fortune, girls and biking, environmental problems with commuting and the transformative power of biking for private development
  • Shows how bicycling and philosophy create definitely the right tandem
  • Includes a foreword by way of Lennard Zinn, writer and proprietor of Zinn Cycles Inc.

Content:
Chapter 1 hot Up (pages 11–15): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter 2 studying to experience a motorbike (pages 16–26): Peter M. Hopsicker
Chapter three changing into a bike owner (pages 27–38): Steen Nepper Larsen
Chapter four unharness the Beast (pages 39–50): Bryce T. J. Dyer
Chapter five hot Up (pages 51–55): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter 6 Lance Armstrong and real good fortune (pages 56–67): Gregory Bassham and Chris Krall
Chapter 7 LeMond, Armstrong, and the Never?Ending Wheel of Fortune (pages 68–80): Scott Tinley
Chapter eight driving Like a lady (pages 81–93): Catherine A. Womack and Pata Suyemoto
Chapter nine Bicycling and the easy lifestyles (pages 94–105): Russell Arben Fox
Chapter 10 hot Up (pages 107–111): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter eleven Philosophical classes from biking on the town and kingdom (pages 112–122): Robert H. Haraldsson
Chapter 12 The Commutist Manifesto (pages 123–133): John Richard Harris
Chapter thirteen severe Mass Rides opposed to automobile tradition (pages 134–145): Zack Furness
Chapter 14 hot Up (pages 147–150): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter 15 My existence as a Two?Wheeled thinker (pages 151–161): Heather L. Reid
Chapter sixteen biking and Philosophical classes discovered the not easy means (pages 162–172): Steven D. Hales
Chapter 17 From sneakers to Saddle (pages 173–182): Michael W. Austin
Chapter 18 hot Up (pages 183–187): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter 19 What To Do as soon as they are stuck (pages 188–199): John Gleaves
Chapter 20 uncontrolled (pages 200–213): Raymond Angelo Belliotti
Chapter 21 Is the Cannibal a great recreation? (pages 214–225): Andreas de Block and Yannick Joye
Chapter 22 hot Up (pages 227–230): Patrick Vala?Haynes
Chapter 23 Taking the Gita for an grand Spin (pages 231–240): Seth Tichenor
Chapter 24 Stretched Elastics, the journey de France, and a significant existence (pages 241–252): Tim Elcombe and Jill Tracey
Chapter 25 existence Cycles and the levels of a biking lifestyles (pages 253–265): Jesus Ilundain?Agurruza and Mike McNamee

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Laborious cranking, creeping slowly up and up and up. The distance takes forever. As opposed to the fragmented attention to the physiological and physical qualities of climbing, descending unifies things. Descending is floating and hovering over the subtleties of the road. The feel of the road through the bike becomes a consistent electric hum. In contrast to the climbing sounds of slower, purposeful cranking, the sound of descending is the deafening howl of the wind in my ears – a sound that sometimes overpowers the increasing pitch of the free-wheel purring with greater and greater velocity.

1 Emanating from the mountains of the world, a vertical imperative hits the horizontal human. Pull yourself together, leave the lowlands, and conquer the summit! A Multiple Bombardment of the Senses The senses and the parts of the bike work together while the thoughts are sent on a heavenward flight through a past that is never over and done with because they open a future that has already begun. Let me illustrate by taking you on different rides. Still on Mont Ventoux, I come to reflect upon the giant performances of bike heroes of times past on this bald mountain, and I catch a glimpse of a cross, erected to commemorate the departed, dope-laced English rider Tom Simpson.

The shadow cannot be fixed. And it creates droll patterns. indd 28 S TEEN NEP P ER LARS EN 4/24/2010 7:18:13 AM pictures are inscribed on the retina. They will never be exhibited in the Louisiana Art Museum in Humlebaek, Denmark, even though it is situated close to home and my riding grounds. Campagnolo Ti Amo (I Love You) My thinking ego is inseparable from my body, and the roads of the Earth are not objectively existing and materially phenomenal “out there” in the world. Through my cycling, my legs devour these roads.

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