Tuesday, May 5, 2009


(Art by Wil Freeborn)

"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

1 comment:

Will Campbell... said...

Two awesome quotes in one day! This morning I discovered what Sir Arthur Conan Doyle had to say about bicycling:

"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."

And now this from Hemingway? Fantastic!!