The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
– William Saroyan
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.
The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
– Seamus Heaney
West Bengal, India
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.
– H.G. Wells
A bicycle does get you there and more… And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.
– Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967
Wheels carry me from
Youth to middle to…