Keirin: Speed Racers “The Olympic games, they are looking for who is the strongest rider. But we are not. Gambling is different. If the strongest rider wins ever time, it’s not gambling.”
The Swarm →
The stillness inside a large group of cyclists is fascinating. To be part of a large body in movement but more or less unmoving relative to those around you is hypnotic. Like a flock of birds or a swarm of bees, the peloton exhibits unity of action and single-mindedness; only the whole is appreciable to the observer while its individuals blur and coalesce. To belong to that animate mass,...