Days of Cycling

“After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow.” ~ H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance

Welcome to my blog!

I will do my best to update often, post pictures, thoughts, moments of joy and struggle, poetry, recorded interviews, an hopefully music here as well! As with all things, I’m sure it will get better as I go along.

A little about what I’m doing, where I’m going, and the goals of this journey:

Over the next 6 months I will be more fully realizing my connections to cycles – inhalation and exhalation, consumption and elimination, solitude and community, inspiration and disillusion, night and day, spring and autumn, gathering and dispersing, and listening, holding and creating. I hope to gain new perspective on my basic needs and passions through bicycle travel, and immersion in many communities – small farms, eco-villages, ashrams, etc – across the Western United States. It is my goal to interview the people who live in these communities that live closely with cycles. During my travels, I will be continuing in a class at Evergreen State College called As Poetry Recycles Neurons. So, much of the poetry I write will be weaving together ideas drawn from the assigned texts, and the struggles and joys I find as I cycle. To learn more about my class, visit the As Poetry Recycles Neurons tab

I’m sending so much love to you! and I am open to receive anything if you feel inspired to send something my way – love, suggestions of places I can go, blessings of safety, or letters (I’ll have a section on this site where I’ll post where I’ll be a week or two in advance).

I am so grateful to be able to share this 6 month adventure in this way, and I would love to hear about the connections you see between your journey and mine!

~Rukha

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