Reading a good book on cross country riding. Great quote:

“When I planned the trip, I had a vague notion of ‘being on the open road’, but I didn’t realise the degree to which, in our normal lives, we are prisoners of the routine of work and the captivity of the clock. I don’t think we realise, generally speaking, how the structure of modern life is a form of very gentle, benign slavery that tricks us into believing we are free. The two-day weekend and the odd two weeks in some concrete jungle near a beach, with hours spent in an airport either end, isn’t enough to escape the pressures of work-time, but nearly a month into the trip, I think I’m starting to slip the shackles.”

Excerpt From: Earnshaw, Andrew. “Far Horizons.” Matador. iBooks.