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Safety Peon-Casanova

Laura Madeline Wiseman’s Safety Measures documents something that is dear, sacred, a safe place, a compass. Not many know what they want to do with their studies, but Wiseman knew she wanted to explore cycling and take that intimate leap to name experience. Part of the lure of cycling is self-reliance. You could be vulnerable – theft, violence. There are dangers – cities, traffic, navigating. You must gain awareness – road, weather, climate, people around you. Yet, you do it to come out of the trip with the rewards. You get intimate with your bike. You feel it in your legs. Speed, endurance, and resistance – you feel the road. Everything comes out to greet you – solitude, adventure, new friends, the road, the bike, and yourself.

— Luis Peon-Casanova