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    Why do you ride?

    A Zen teacher once asked his students why they rode bicycles. One said he rode to carry potatoes. Another cycled to observe the world. A third said it cleared the mind, and a fourth said cycling put him in harmony with all sentient beings. The Zen master was pleased, but when the fifth replied, "I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle," the teacher sat at the student's feet and said, "I am your student."

    Pulled from a Velonews article that questioned peoples' inspiration for riding. If the zen master asked what would you respond?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ATXSS
    A Zen teacher once asked his students why they rode bicycles. One said he rode to carry potatoes. Another cycled to observe the world. A third said it cleared the mind, and a fourth said cycling put him in harmony with all sentient beings. The Zen master was pleased, but when the fifth replied, "I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle," the teacher sat at the student's feet and said, "I am your student."

    Pulled from a Velonews article that questioned peoples' inspiration for riding. If the zen master asked what would you respond?
    I would meditate on the zen koan "What is the speed of one gear spinning?"
    Or maybe I would reply with a poem:

    one gear,many speeds
    the wheel turns
    golden afternoon, beer

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    Why do I ride?

    Quote Originally Posted by ATXSS
    A Zen teacher once asked his students why they rode bicycles. One said he rode to carry potatoes. Another cycled to observe the world. A third said it cleared the mind, and a fourth said cycling put him in harmony with all sentient beings. The Zen master was pleased, but when the fifth replied, "I ride my bicycle to ride my bicycle," the teacher sat at the student's feet and said, "I am your student."

    Pulled from a Velonews article that questioned peoples' inspiration for riding. If the zen master asked what would you respond?
    To forget about the futility of life.

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    I ride to get to where I am.

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    'Cause I feel like it.
    I gotta roll, can't stand still, got a flame in my heart, can't get my fill.

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    why not ride?
    blah blah blah

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