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25 quotes about urban cycling

  1. 1. Quotes abouturban cycling
  2. 2. Urban cycling: the original and most common type of cycling in the worldhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/yokuraki/2220414320 www.recuperandolacalle.org
  3. 3. The bicycle, should alwaysbe the vehicle of novelistsand poets. -Christopher Morley http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielcanoott/2630647480
  4. 4. The bicycle isa curiousvehicle.Its passengeris its engine. -John Howard http://www.flickr.com/photos/odeum/8530605216
  5. 5. It would not be at all strange ifhistory came to the conclusionthat the perfection of the bicyclewas the greatest incident of thenineteenth century. - Author Unknown http://www.flickr.com/photos/amphalon/2091807234
  6. 6. Tens of thousands who couldnever afford to own, feed andstable a horse, had by thisbright invention enjoyed theswiftness of motion which isperhaps the most fascinatingfeature of material life. - Frances Willard http://www.flickr.com/photos/elmada/4546621218
  7. 7. Why should anyonesteal a watch when hecould steal a bicycle? - Flann OBrien http://www.flickr.com/photos/goateebird/5334166430
  8. 8. 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 Murdochhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/yourdon/5965130925
  9. 9. When man invented the bicycle hereached the peak of his attainments.Here was a machine of precision andbalance for the convenience of man.The more he used it, the fitter hisbody became. Progress should havestopped when man invented thebicycle. - Elizabeth West http://www.flickr.com/photos/jphilipson/5119222415
  10. 10. When I see anadult on abicycle, I donot despair forthe future ofthe humanrace. - H.G. Wells http://www.flickr.com/photos/roozbeh11/6257510223
  11. 11. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra ofthe days sensations: bright sun, bluesky, warm breeze and so on. This helpsme transcend the traffic, ignore theclamorings of work, leave all the mindtheaters behind and focus on natureinstead. But I am mentally far awayfrom civilization. - Diane Ackerman http://www.flickr.com/photos/askeholst/3625783129
  12. 12. For instance, the bicycle is the most efficientmachine ever created: Converting calories intogas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousandmiles per gallon. - Bill Strickland http://www.flickr.com/photos/keoni101/8393819108
  13. 13. A bicycle does get you there and more.... And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. - Bill Emersonhttp://www.flickr.com/photos/riekhavoc/6033967360
  14. 14. The bicycle will accomplish more forwomens sensible dress than all thereform movements that have everbeen waged. - Author Unknown http://www.flickr.com/photos/neubert_lacy/6845098738
  15. 15. The bicycle is just asgood company as most husbands and,when it gets old and shabby, a womancan dispose of it andget a new onewithout shocking theentire community. - Ann Strong http://www.flickr.com/photos/23607515@N03/6116362713
  16. 16. Melancholy isincompatible withbicycling. - James E. Starrs http://www.flickr.com/photos/diueine/4805408241
  17. 17. The bicycle had, and still has,a humane, almost classical moderationin the kind of pleasure it offers. It is thekind of machine that a Hellenistic Greekmight have invented and ridden. It doesno violence to our normal reactions: Itdoes not pretend to free us from ournormal environment. - J.B. Jackson http://www.flickr.com/photos/ro_buk/452822867
  18. 18. Until mountain biking camealong, the bike scene wasruled by a small elite cadre ofpeople who seemed allergic toenthusiasm. - Jacquie Phelan http://www.flickr.com/photos/visitcolorado/488331156
  19. 19. I took care of my wheel as one would lookafter a Rolls Royce. If it needed repairs Ialways brought it to the same shop onMyrtle Avenue run by Ed Perry. He handledthe bike with kid gloves, you might say. Hewould always see to it that neither front norback wheel wobbled. Often he would do ajob for me without pay, because, as he putit, he never saw a man so in love with hisbike as I was. - Henry Miller http://www.flickr.com/photos/huggerindustries/3620952786
  20. 20. Get a bicycle. You will not regret it ifyou live. - Mark Twain http://www.flickr.com/photos/ejchang/2506557625
  21. 21. Cycling is unique. No other sport letsyou go like that - where theres only thebike left to hold you up. If you ran ashard, youd fall over. Your legs wouldntsupport you. - Steve Johnson http://www.flickr.com/photos/jenik/3988718734
  22. 22. The hardest part of raisinga child is teaching them toride bicycles. A shaky childon a bicycle for the firsttime needs both supportand freedom. Therealization that this is whatthe child will always needcan hit hard. - Sloan Wilson http://www.flickr.com/photos/34547181@N00/7191186030
  23. 23. Life is like ridinga bicycle - inorder to keepyourbalance, youmust keepmoving. - Albert Einstein http://www.flickr.com/photos/raul-caceres/8526963154
  24. 24. Mankind has invested more than four million yearsof evolution in the attempt to avoid physicalexertion. Now a group of backward-thinkingatavists mounted on foot-powered pairs of Hula-Hoops would have us pumping our legs, gritting ourteeth, and searing our lungs as though we werebeing chased across the Pleistocene savanna bysaber-toothed tigers. Think of the hopes, thedreams, the effort, the brilliance, the pure force ofwill that, over the eons, has gone into the creationof the Cadillac Coupe de Ville. Bicycle riders wouldhave us throw all this on the ash heap of history. - P.J. ORourke http://www.flickr.com/photos/onkel_wart/2363871709
  25. 25. After your first day of cycling, one dream isinevitable. A memory of motion lingers inthe muscles of your legs, and round andround they seem to go. You ride throughDreamland on wonderful dream bicyclesthat change and grow. - H.G. Wells http://www.flickr.com/photos/alessandropisani/6263196908
  26. 26. Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome. - James Betheahttp://www.flickr.com/photos/amphalon/2271286466
  27. 27. If we all, mountain bikers, cyclists,multinational companies, Jo Public,respected the land like old civilizationswe wouldnt get so many punctures.Earths revenge. - Jo Burt http://www.flickr.com/photos/helter-skelter/8344033480
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  30. 30. Thanks! http://www.flickr.com/photos/s-t-r-a-n-g-e/8271064030