Sunday, June 21, 2015

Meditative, fun, & healthy all in one package*

*Size may vary and this package may be discouraged by others. They're just jealous.

I guarantee a bicycle can get you much farther than you think. Whether you go 1 mile to the store, 10 to work, hundreds to another state, or thousands around the world - get on a bicycle! I will leave you all with a few quotes on the wonder of this man powered machine. Please reach out with any stories or experiences you might have had pedaling, or if you're interested in trying it out!

"It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and can coast down them.... Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motorcar only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle." - Ernest Hemingway

"I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equale myself plus the world, upon whose spinning wheel we must all earn to ride, or fall into the sluiceways of oblivion and despair. That which made me succeed with the bicycle was precisely what had gained me a measure of success in life -- it was the hardihood of spirit that led me to begin, the persistence of will that held me to my task, and the patience that was willing to begin again when the last stroke had failed. And so I found high moral uses in the bicycle and can commend it as a teacher without pulpit or creed. She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life." - Frances E. Willard

"Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel. It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and self-reliance. It makes her feel as if she were independent. 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, untrammelled womanhood." - Susan B. Anthony

"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live." - Mark Twain


Steph V
slverwys[AT]gmail.com
Brooklyn, NY

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