Not long after we moved to Olympia I discovered the town has a poet laureate program, which is simply delightful. Sady Sparks, poet laureate 2019-2020, created poetry “maps” to guide people to various locations around town where they could find…Continue Reading

Many thanks to QuickRelease TV for quite a few of these quotations. I’ve been saving for a while so I no longer know the sources of all of them. An engineer designing from scratch could hardly concoct a better device…Continue Reading

The Efficiency of Cycling The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion.  Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. —Ivan…Continue Reading

Wednesday Words: The Mental Effects of Cycling

“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…Continue Reading

Many thanks to QuickRelease TV for providing a few of these. Life and Civilization When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. —H.G. Wells Riding bicycles will not only benefit…Continue Reading

I’ve long been a collector of books of quotations. Now, of course, I can harvest them in virtual form. I’m hardly the first to collect quotations on the joys of cycling, but thought I’d share a few thematic groupings like…Continue Reading

Some of these are oldies but goodies that you’ll find on other sites—others are freshly picked. Women, Fashion, and Emancipation Don’t be afraid of going fast and getting hurt. You can always wear black stockings to cover up the scars!…Continue Reading

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