8 Ways Cycling is a Metaphor for Life

"Road racing imitates life, the way it would be without the corruptive influence of civilization." — Tim Krabbé, The Rider

I'm not sure I would agree with Krabbé's assessment of the lack of corruptive influences, but I can't imagine my life without cycling—or maybe I can. So empty. So meaningless. So much more disposable income.

At times, cycling is a microcosm of life, but simpler and with more snack breaks. Conversely, it can imitate the human experience at its absolute worst. Regardless, there are plenty of analogies that can be drawn between the sport of cycling and this thing we call life.

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