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Mind is the Ride

Author: McDonald, Jet
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Pub Date: 23/01/2020
Publisher: UNBOUND
ISBN: 9781783529391
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview A journey through cycling and philosophy, shortlisted for the 2020 Edward Stanford Debut Travel Writer of the Year award
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When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didn't want to write a straightforward account. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past.

The book takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of the bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclist's experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is 'built'; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.

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