Hemingway om bancykling

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Lars Grov
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Hemingway om bancykling

Post by Lars Grov » 11 May 2012 11:07

Läste ledaren i nya Kadens där Hemingways cykelintresse refererades. Så jag tog fram "En fest för livet" och vill gärna dela med mig några fina rader där hans upplevelse av Velodrome d'Hiver i Paris återges:

"/.../ eftermiddagens disiga ljus och den brant sluttande banan av trä och det vinande ljud som däcken åstadkom mot trägolvet när cyklisterna passerade, de tävlandes kraftprov och taktik när de steg uppåt och störtade sig neråt, var och en sammansvetsad med sin cykel /.../, ljudet från motorcyklarna med vältarna bakom sig som les entraîneurs körde, iförda sina kraftiga störthjälmar och bakåtlutade i sina otympliga läderdräkter för att skydda de efterföljande cyklisterna för luftmotståndet /.../, djupt nerböjda över styrstången medan deras fötter drev runt de väldiga kedjehjulen /.../."

Meningsbyggnaden är nästan lika intensiv och fartfylld som sporten som skildras!

Fler tips på litterära skildringar av bancykling mottages tacksamt i tråden.
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Re: Hemingway om bancykling

Post by K-dregg » 30 May 2013 22:29

Bra grejjer...

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April 24 2013

I caught a wind once, coming home, out of nowhere, best wind of that year for me, a crosstail, and all around me everything went silent except for my tires on the road, except for the snicking of my chain. I sat up high, with my hands on the tops of the bar, and I breathed deep and pedaled and went fast and listened as hard as I could to nothing. Turned a corner and the wind was gone, and when I turned the next corner that should have brought it back, it was still gone.

I was out once at 5 a.m., foggy and sunny and one of those mornings where I might have been the last cyclist on earth, or the first, or the only ever, and just past the little old cemetery that sits down in a pocket of land that follows the sweep of the singing creek a few valleys away from mine, I looked to the left and saw across a tattered cornfield a big black silhouette of a dog that seemed so feral but so somehow human too that it sent a shiver into my heart, and I stopped pedaling, and I coasted and looked at the dog, and it stood up on its hind legs and watched me pass and I watched it watch me until enough fog came between us that we each vanished for the other. I have never seen such a creature again, never will, anymore than I will ever find that same wind. I rode with Eddy Merckx once, when he was old and just a little fat, but he can never not be Eddy Merckx, and he had his team with him, his boys, the ones who’d ridden his best years with him, Jos Spruyt, and Italo Ziloli, and Jos Huysmans and the rest, and they rode surrounding him and bumping up against him and laughing with him and telling stories with such ease that a little piece of my heart broke because I’d had a chance to see even this shadow of such a thing. I made a jump once in a race, the kind of jump I see real racers make but this time it was mine and I was not witnessing but creating, just this once, and I finished third in a sprint behind two German six-day racers, and afterward my friends all looked at me a little different, and I had known for some time then that there were dogs that could stand up and take a hard look at us, right into us, even if only once, but, still, we can shiver at such things, our hearts can break, we can listen as hard as we can to nothing, and it all vanishes but it’s okay. We had it. We had it once. We had the Landlords. We had them. Or maybe they had us. Just that one time


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Re: Hemingway om bancykling

Post by Huliganen » 31 May 2013 09:44

Hemingway-citatet :)
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Re: Hemingway om bancykling

Post by Fixen » 31 May 2013 10:03

Finns Velodrome d'Hiver kvar?

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Re: Hemingway om bancykling

Post by tsarpjotyr » 31 May 2013 10:08

Fixen wrote:Finns Velodrome d'Hiver kvar?
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Re: Hemingway om bancykling

Post by Lars Grov » 31 May 2013 18:22

En till passage ur Hemingwayboken ovan som är värd att citera:

"vi såg den berömde cyklisten Ganay falla och hörde hans skalle krossas under störthjälmen som man knackar sönder ett hårdkokt ägg mot en sten för att skala det på en picknick."

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