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    Day 1.228 – Reflections on Inner vs. Outer World

    Quebec City -> E of Sainte-Marie
    Distance (km) : 70
    Time on bike : 4h 13m
    Brutto time: 11.20 – 18.00
    Avg : 16.6 km/h
    Max.speed: 41.7
    Total (km) : 52.178
    Altitude: 20 m
    Difficulty: 2 of 5

    Leaving Quebec city...

    Rural cycling in Quebec...

    Colors of Quebec.

    Near Sainte-Marie, Quebec.

    Most days on the expedition are (naturally) full of events, faces, small incidents, encounters with the locals, bursts of joy and happiness, memorable sunsets, forgettable canned dinners, impulses, outlooks etcetera that make this travelling bike life invaluable to me.

    To me it’s often quite unsatisfying that what ends up in WT World, right here on the site, is so often just a fraction – and often a fairly bland one at that, I feel – of what the real deal is all about. Of course there are lots of things that are better off untold (believe me on this one), but because I feel an urge to share (and thereby mentally digest and store) this dream of mine with you, it’s a compromise that I have a hard time accepting, not being able to (or having the resources (= time)) to represent the world as it is/seems on a 1:1 scale.

    Sometimes it feels a bit pointless to share all these pictorial memories, when there are so many stories, emotions, and reflections that will never see the daylight. The visual, physical part of this odyssey is astonishing to me, but the real nuggets, the real adventure, the fruits of the long haul are to be found inside of me, in my mental attic, in the dark (and not so dark) corners where words are worthless and incomprehensible, where emotions and feeling rule supreme, where mute sense impressions are king.

    A Frog's Take on Life.

    Did I mention it was a beautiful day in Quebec? And that I left Quebec with the social batteries totally recharged? Well, it was. I did.

    Dinner near Sainte-Marie, Quebec.

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    5 Responses to “Day 1.228 – Reflections on Inner vs. Outer World”

    1. Rob Thomson Says:

      You wrote:

      “The visual, physical part of this odyssey is astonishing to me, but the real nuggets, the real adventure, the fruits of the long haul are to be found inside of me, in my mental attic, in the dark (and not so dark) corners where words are worthless and incomprehensible, where emotions and feeling rule supreme, where mute sense impressions are king.”

      Absolutely spot on. “…where mute sense impressions are king…”

      There’s nothing more to say, really…

      Keep on keeping on.

      Rob

    2. Nicolai Says:

      Thanks, Rob. I’m sure you can relate to it perfectly!

    3. Trina Dutta Says:

      Aaaaaah…bring back the english, I miss reading your cycling musings! Your pics are beautiful, as usual. Hope all is well.

    4. Nicolai Says:

      Hi Trina…

      I can’t please ‘em all, can I? As you know, I’m pretty busy already keeping this site up-to-date, besides being the main act in this cycling thing of mine, plus, plus, plus…

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