Cycling is like life. Cycling with no goal is meaningless. What meaning is there cycling in circles? Or living aimlessly? Meaning comes from direction and destination. Join me in my life's journey on a mountain bike :)

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Same road, different journey

Jun distance: 104 km (all time low in a month since 2002)

To Kranji, 68 km. Things may look the same, but a small change may lead to a big difference. Like what a tiny puncture does to a bicycle. Or an empty seat in an organisation. What difference one person makes depends on who the person is. As a mountain biker, I see obstacles along the way - and ways around them. As I approach, I see greater granularity and pick my line. I also see a place where, if there's a dog around, the dog will be. A black shape appears. It does not bark. I do not yell. It does its thing. I do mine. Forewarned is forearmed. It doesn't have a chance. It stops as the distance between us grows. I slow down but keep my eyes peeled in case it or its pals sneak up. Always vigilant, always safe. Even if it takes a tiny chunk of flesh off me, that would be too much.

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