standard Bicycle Day – not really what you’d expect

Bicycle Day - The day Dr. Hoffman discovered LSD

Bicycle Day – The day Dr. Hoffman discovered LSD

April 19, 1943 . Dr. Albert Hoffman intentionally  took a small dose of LSD in his lab , and in less than an hour he experienced intense changes in perception . Scared , he cycled all the way home struggling with all kind of feelings , from anxiety to insanity . It was his lab assistant who helped him get home uninjured and stopped him to confront his “evil witch” neighbor  .However , his doctor didn’t observe any physical abnormalities except very dilated pupils . After some time his feelings started to change and he felt joy and good fortune as he declared later :

“… little by little I could begin to enjoy the unprecedented colors and plays of shapes that persisted behind my closed eyes. Kaleidoscopic, fantastic images surged in on me, alternating, variegated, opening and then closing themselves in circles and spirals, exploding in colored fountains, rearranging and hybridizing themselves in constant flux …”

The LSD trip is known as the “Bicycle Trip” and the day when Dr. Hoffman discovered a very psychoactive substance . Bicycle day is increasingly observed in some communities as a day to celebrate the discovery of that psycho drug .. LSD.

The real unofficial day for bicycles – yeah ..that human powered pedal driven two wheels vehicle – is just today APRIL 15th.  So which one do you prefer ? :)

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