Where Would I Cycle Without Bridges?

I’ve gone off on a tangent, I admit, but once I found the Jack London quote I just had to.

“Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!…Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up. Well, now, that’s something! And then go home again after three hours of it…and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!”

Jack London

Although there were motorbikes as early as 1885, the way Jack London describes it I believe he was talking about cycling. Which is also born out by a number of mountain bike tracks named after the author.

Wednesday Quotes #11


8 thoughts on “Where Would I Cycle Without Bridges?

  1. I don’t think that was off-topic at all! Great quote. That’s how I feel about my 10,000 steps a day. I can hardly imagine how I will get it done – fit it all in, but, if I have to stay up until midnight pacing through my house, I do it!

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