An Adventure OF The Heart
A Paradigm of Play
is an exploration of what is possible. A self-imposed adventure into the heart of who I am through a state of play.
an opportunity to practice as conscious creators / manifestors.
heart ride home is a journey
a journey that empowers us to write a new story
for ourselves and for humanity
heart ride home is a vibrant blank new canvas
on which we get to paint our dreams and desires,
imagine ourselves anew
and watch as the universe responds
playfully, quickly, directly, magically
Along the way I am collecting stories, meeting amazing souls, and sharing my gifts,
and inspiring others while also inspiring myself more than i could ever imagine
It’s more fun this way
Each day I am consciously choosing
to align with my desires
with sensuality, creativity, pleasure, abundance, inspiration and play
Each day I am consciously choosing
to embrace the extraordinary as ordinary
and be the change I wish to see
Each day we are consciously choosing
to inhabit our authentic vibration,
and embody a paradigm
each day we are consciously choosing
to meet the unknown
with radical trust, curiosity, openness, and excitement
more than we were taught to allow
Each day we are learning
that the universe has our back
As we practice radical faith
presence, pleasure, gratitude and self-love
As we allow ourselves to be surprised by life
In the most wondrous ways
riding beyond our habits
and cultural conditioning
who we really are
Each day we are choosing
to see what is possible.
to see what we can create.
To remember that we are creators.
To see how much pleasure and play we can let in.
and how extraordinary and magical life can truly be.
Richard Handy A.k.a Akana Issai / ‘Rabbit’
This is Richard’s 4th cycling tour and first cross-country. He directed Outdoor Bound in NYC for three years and has assisted four other companies with outdoor adventure guiding, design and development. While in NYC he was a figure model, body worker and studied acting at the William Esper Studio where he studied as an actor and a teacher. After leaving NYC he opened the Stella Adler Studio for Acting in Asheville and the NYS3 Meisner conservatory for the Southeast. Additionally he ran the Innate Wellness bioenergetics clinic and the Race for Awesomeness fundraising event series. Four years ago Richard unexpectedly became a trans-medium. A channel developed that moves his body and speaks though him sharing visions and resonate vibrations of a paradigm of play in the era of the heart. His passion is creating life from a foundation of truth, vulnerability, presence, curiosity and trust with play and allowance.
Katy Koob, a woman who is dear to my soul and life, heard about this ride and mentioned that her father had a collection of bicycles and might have one I could borrow. So she called him up and, there in his office in Portland hanging on the wall was an old cyclocross bike he typically cruises all over Portland on though it had not had much use as of recently. Mike was generous enough to help me get it shipped out to Boston where I had her tuned up and fitted for the ride. I couldn’t be more grateful. It’s light, fast, stable, versatile and great off road.
aka The Felt F1X Cyclocross
It Takes a village to Raise a Bike Tour
Getting to this point has been a journey itself.
SO MUCH GRATITUDE TO...
Rustem “The Rooster” and everyone at QuadCycles: for getting me/us started with an epic bicycle for Anne, a tune up, some great gear and a lot of heart and enthusiasm.
Mike Koob: For lending me the perfect bicycle for a journey like this one
Cindy and Keith Woodard: For sharing their camper, heart and souls with us and generously gifting me with all the bicycle repairs and upgrades necessary to get me started on this journey
Katy Koob: For Being an endless, radiant and beautiful cultron of inspiration, love, support and all around badassery.
Anita Farley and GET: Whose family and theatre has been like a family to be from the day that I met you. Thank you for your endless support and love. You can never love too much.
WarmShowers: for providing a home for the cycling community to connect, support and inspire one another.
Holly Barber: For her constant unbending support and initial backing of this website
Anne Given: For being my partner through this all. For your belief, trust, support, reflections, vulnerability and willingness have been awe inspiring. Basically for being you and sharing you with me.
REI: For all the incredible care and thoroughness in taking care of my bicycle as well as the knowledgeable, experienced and passionate staff that I consistently discover at your stores.
Mikey ‘the Outdoor Cat’: For the unexpected loan of a tarp and inspiring conversation
Deuter: For supplying me with a replacement pack for this journey. For the past 7 years your bags have been like a best friend and a part of all of my stories, for which I can not thank you enough