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KB Journal began publishing in October, New issues are published twice per year. Randonneuring, a form of endurance bicycling, and the ride reports written by participants, provides a case in point.
As I climb in the blue gray light that comes before the dawn, I notice the crucifixes that appear along the road like distance markers. Each one unique but appearing regularly along the road we ride. I remember climbing a steady moderate grade from one crucifixion scene to the next. As I ride past these potent symbols of sacrifice and redemption, these stations of the cross, I realize that I am on my own secular pilgrimage: Then the sun rises and reveals the world to me.
The peak is not a peak as much as a plateau.
The lower peaks of the valley are islands afloat above the low-lying clouds. PBP is the equivalent of Mecca for randonneurs, long-distance cyclists in a French tradition established more than a century ago.
Rhetorical Bodies We should take seriously the embodied rhetoric of which we are constituted and the genres it manifests. Other scholars have also worked to clarify this productive term and what it allows us to consider regarding rhetoric. Embodied rhetoric engages human energy as generated within the body and expressed in language forms appropriate to the experience.
In support of his argument, Dolmage discusses the Greek God Hephaestus whose disability, Dolmage argues, was his ability, informing his intelligence and his way of seeing the world The various disciplinary approaches to embodied rhetoric demonstrates the idea that bodies and bodily energies interpolate discourse.
If the body is a rhetorical agent, what does the body prompt us to ask and explore?
And what are the effects of experience on genre, on forms of discourse? Rhetorical Riding and Writing Bodily questions inspire rhetorical responses that inform and create intelligence. The question of how far we can push ourselves physically is one bodily question that has inspired not only randonneurs, but a wide range of endurance athletes as well as religious pilgrims who walk the Camino de Santiago or fast for extended periods or engage in other activities that take them out of their physical comfort zone.
To a significant degree, it is the body that experiences the question, endures the trials, and experiences the answers to the question. It makes sense, then, that the writing about such experiences will have a similar form; the experience influences the form of the reflection on it.
Not every person is an endurance athlete or religious pilgrim, but people who are ask some of the same questions. How far can I go? What will I learn by pushing my body and mind to the limit?
What are the limits? Jornet is inspired by bodily exigencies that involve pushing himself to his limits in order to comprehend and physically live the responses to the mind-body questions.
Endurance sports athlete Rebecca Rusch similarly claims that accepting physical challenges helps us define ourselves. According to Rusch, taking up these bodily-generated questions is critical to who we are, how we act, and what we think.
At the same time, the symbolic realm that is thereby constituted is not reducible to biology. One feature of ride reports, indeed of many stories about physical challenges, is an explanation of how and why the writer accepted the challenge.
People less athletically inclined may think that randonneurs are crazy to ride long distances in rain, without sleep, or over mountains, but even randonneurs feel the need to understand and explain why they undertake these challenges.
The explanations point to a faith — a secular faith — not only in the ability of body and mind to overcome hardship, but also in the rightness of taking on the adventure.
Indeed, all along the route of PBP, local people come out to support riders with food, drink, music, and places to rest; so spectators in France also see the value in the efforts of the riders. And the riders hope and have faith that the mind and body will work together to make success possible, but even if the adventure goes awry, they will emerge more fully the human beings that they want to be.
I find the description of the ride. Chambard dreamed of doing this ride, his mind and body, even in his sleep, wondering if he was up to the challenge.
Randonneurs often frame their induction into randonneuring, and especially an interest in PBP, in quasireligious terms, indicating the depth of their feelings about and commitment to their sport. A disposition for challenges may be viewed as an orientation or bias toward the world, and according to Burke, a disposition has biological roots: Our calling has its roots in the biological, and our biological demands are clearly implicit in the universal texture.
To live is to have a vocation, and to have a vocation is to have an ethics or scheme of values, and to have a scheme of values is to have a point of view, and to have a point of view is to have a prejudice or bias which will motivate and color our choice of means.
After all, the creation of this event was simply another iteration of a vocation or set of values embodied by some people. An endurance cyclist is likely to seek out, see and understand the experiences of, not only other endurance cyclists but also other endurance athletes as inspirational, while someone with a different orientation to the world might view these people as a little wacky.
Hayssen already embodied the values required for endurance cycling when he was introduced to randonneuring; that is, he was predisposed not only to do PBP but to write the ride report he wrote before he signed up for the event.Prom and Prejudice. Popular Paperbacks. Fama. Elizabeth. Monstrous Beauty.
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