‘Life is like a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving’Albert Einstein.

Riding a bicycle is one of the greatest metaphors for living life. Every simple living characteristics can be metaphorically connected to riding a bike whose passenger is it’s engine. A journey of thousand miles begins with a single step, similarly a bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.

I always find joy and inner peace in exploring different forms of nature in varied forms of environmental and climatic conditions to appreciate beautiful aspects of nature to realize the real definition of humanity. Cycling around is one of the ways to get closer to your inner soul while exploring beautiful forms of nature which brings one close to his own self. One such instance is while driving across Neckartalradweg this weekend (http://www.fahrrad-tour.de/Neckar/UebNecka.htm), I experienced this sensation of joy after biking for almost 200 Kms in more than 12 Hours. The 4D: Desire, Direction, Dedication and Discipline what I consider to be the basic foundation and principles of my life hold true during every pedal stroke of biking towards your destination and goal.

When the spirits are low, the darkness mounts, the work becomes monotonous, no shadows of hope, just mount a bike and go for a spin on the road without a thought about anything else but the ride you are taking and you will start seeing the thin beam of light brightening the dark world around you with new hopes and new desires. Success is not a destination, it’s a journey and that applies to every segment of both life and biking.