Steven D Hales, ‘Cycling and philosophical lessons learned the hard way’. Chapter 16 in Cycling: Philosophy for everyone (2010) edited by Jesus Ilundain-Agurruza and Michael Austin, Chichester Wiley-Blackwell.
This is an interesting chapter in a book that I am otherwise not too sure about. Hales offers us 6 principles gleaned from reflection on his early cycle rides. They are:
- You have to train
- Get the right gear
- Keep fuel in the tank
- Quit whining and tough it out
- Expect the unexpected
- Know thyself and be self-reliant.