Praise of the Bicycle

Handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession.

~Jean-Pael Sartre

 

Industrial Folk Art

~Tim Hilton, One More Kilometer and We’re in the Showers (on hand-built frames)

 

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world…it gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance…the moment she takes her seat, she knows she can’t get into harm unless she gets off her bicycle, and away she goes, the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood.

~Susan B. Anthony

 

Be at one with the universe. If you can’t do that, at least be at one with your bike.

~Lennard Zinn

 

Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living! …Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds…and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up. Well, now, that’s something!

~Jack London

 

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