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"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.”

                                                Mark Twain

“After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable.  A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go.  You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow. “

                                                H.G. Wells

“I want to hang a map of the world in my house. Then I’m going to put pins in all the locations I’ve traveled to. But first I’m going to have to travel to the top two corners of the map so it won’t fall down.”

                                                Mitch Hedberg

"Life's disappointments are harder to take when you don't know any swear words."  

                                                Calvin and Hobbes 

“I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”

                                                Robert Louis Stevenson

“Travelers never think that they are the foreigners.” 

                                                Mason Cooley

“Everytime I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race”


“Opportunity is missed by most because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work” 

                                                Thomas Edison 

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 more fun. 

                                                Bill Emerson

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.  Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car 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

“Everytime we choose safety, we reinforce fear” 
                                                Cheri Huber

“The sound of a car door opening in front of you is similar to the sound of a gun being cocked.”

                                                Amy Webster

“You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where your going, because you might not get there”  

                                                Yogi Berra

“Things look different from the seat of a bike carrying a sleeping bag with a cold beer tucked inside.”

                                                Jim Malusa

“Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls”

                                                Bob Weir (lies!)

“All that is easy was at one time difficult”


“The everyday kindness of the backroads more than makes up for the greed in the headlines” 

                                                Charles Kuralt 

“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.”

                                                Grant Petersen 

“You may wonder ‘How can I leave it all behind if I am just coming back to it? How can I make a new beginning if I simply return to the old? The answer lies in the return. You will not come back to the ‘same old thing’. What you return to has changed because you have changed. Your perceptions altered. You will not incorporate into the same body, status or world you left behind. The river has been flowing while you were gone. Now it does not look like the same river.” 

                                                Steven Foster

“Dare to be naïve”

                                                Buckminster Fuller

“To avoid criticism do nothing, say nothing, be nothing”

                                                Elbert Hubbard

“The only real mistake is the one from which we learn nothing”

                                                John Powell

“Mistakes are a part of being human. Appreciate your mistakes for what they are: precious life lessons that can only learn the hard way. Unless it’s a fatal mistake, which, at least, others can learn from.”

                                                Al Franken

“Luck is when preparation meets opportunity”

                                                Robert Evans 

“Or doubts are our traitors and make us lose the good we might often win, by fearing to attempt.”

                                                Jane Addams

“You may be deceived if you trust too much, but you will live in torment if you don’t trust enough.”

                                                Frank Crane

And finally…

“Take it easy – but take it”

                                                Woody Guthrie 

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