by Old Bone Machine

The last day of the year and the odometer reads 10,867 kilometres. My goal for the year was to ride 10,000 kilometres.

The following quotes are by the Bohemian-Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke. Contemplative thoughts that define our inner life. Words that define too the cycle life. The long and difficult rides. Our solitude, struggle and joys.


The only journey is the one within.

The purpose of life is to be defeated by greater and greater things.

The necessary thing is after all but this; solitude, great inner solitude. Going into oneself for hours meeting no one – this one must be able to attain.

you are not too old
and it is not too late
to dive into your increasing depths
where life calmly gives out
it’s own secret

Time now for a Belgian brew. For cheer and celebration. Happy Birthday to my beautiful boy. And Happy New Year to all.