When Jet McDonald cycled four thousand miles to India and back, he didnt want to write a straightforward account. He wanted to go on an imaginative journey. The age of the travelogue is over: today we need to travel inwardly to see the world with fresh eyes. Mind is the Ride is that journey, a pedal-powered antidote to the petrol-driven philosophies of the past. The book takes the reader on a physical and intellectual adventure from West to East using the components of the bike as a metaphor for philosophy, which is woven into the cyclists experience. Each chapter is based around a single component, and as Jet travels he adds new parts and new philosophies until the bike is built; the ride to India is completed; and the relationship between mind, body and bicycle made apparent.