Something Fat Cyclist posted last week about how upon taking a real road ride after a winter on the rollers, he thought to himself, "Whether on road or mountain, I love riding bikes." has put me into a simple state of waxing enthusiastic about riding my bicycle. For a change, I'm not going to post any pictures, or try to be funny. Instead, this time, I want to try to capture bike love as it has been so well expressed by so many. What follows are a few quotes on cycling that I stole from quotegarden.com... some people are so good at putting it into words that I needn't bother trying on my own. Still, I am writing a blog here, so I'll take a crack at it myself at the end.
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. - H.G. Wells
Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that - where there's only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you. - Steve Johnson
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. - John F. Kennedy
Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. - H.G. Wells
The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. - Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green
Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own. - Louis J. Helle, Jr., Spring in Washington
When I'm riding my bicycle my body sings, and the world I'm moving through, be it gritty or serene, seems to sing along. The bicycle gives to me a unique, soul-feeding music. - Rantwick
Bike Love Springs Eternal, I Guess.
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