It just hit me last night that we have all these great quotes about cycling and all of them are just spot on.
These quotes comes from some of the most powerful and clever people who has walked on this rock we call home. Presidents, authors, scientists, geniuses and just us mere mortals who have had the great opportunity to ride a bicycle all knows.
That the bicycle is probably one of the best inventions man ever have made and yet we are still not using this invention, that is so simple and yet so useful, to its full potential.
When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells
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
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
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride. ~John F. Kennedy
The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle. ~Dean Kamen
Riding bicycles will not only benefit the individual doing it, but the world at large. ~Udo E. Simonis
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. ~Arthur Conan Doyle
[Commuting by bicycle is] an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out. ~James L. Jones, former US Supreme Allied Commander Europe, now Barack Obama’s national security advisor
I thought of that while riding my bike. ~Albert Einstein, on the theory of relativity
So I could go on and they are right. Then why are we not taking it up more and using the bicycle much more?
It can and will put a smile on our face.
And that is even before we start to talk about the heath benefits, that is cheaper than it is to a car and that you will get to your destination before you would by using public transport.