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Jet McDonald – Mind is the Ride

Jet McDonald – Mind is the Ride: A Journey Through Cycling and Philosophy

When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn’t want to write a straightforward travel book. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. Mind is the Ride takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure by bicycle, interweaving philosophy into the cyclist’s experience, using the bike as a metaphor for that experience.

Comparisons to the classic Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance have been made, but Mind is the Ride has its own unique character. It is the pedal powered antidote to the petrol driven philosophies of the past. The age of the ‘travelogue’ is over. We have travelled to the furthest limits of the world and hit the buffers. ‘Travel’ and ‘Culture’ are cast aside like supplements in the Sunday papers. We need to travel inwardly to see the world afresh. This is that journey, on a bicycle.

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14 Nov 2019


07:30 PM



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