“HE LEFT KANSAS CITY IN JULY, wearing a checkered coat and un-matching pants. He had $40 cash, and his imitation-leather suitcase contained only a shirt, two undershorts, two pairs of socks and some drawing materials. But when he paid his fare for the trip to California, he bought a first-class ticket.”
The digital world is magic.
But, books are magical.
Books make me think, different. Books transport me through time. Books get into the nitty gritty details of life, the characters’ minds.
Through the years, I’ve probably spent more on books than on bikes, and I miss getting lost in the local bookstore for hours.
Books like Uphill Battle: Cycling’s Greatest Climbers thrust us into the minds of the elite climbers much better than I simple Instagram post of a naked Froome on his bike. Here we discover the standards they held for themselves, and the expectations their bosses and fans rained on them. Exploring these pages brings to surface my own dreams and expectations.
The standards to which we hold ourselves, the visions of our future selves
are the wheels we ride through life.
(Walt Disney took that Kansas City train to Hollywood, and built the Magic Kingdom)
Quote from Walt Disney: An American Original