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

met·a·phor/ˈmetəˌfôr/ Noun. 1) A figure of speech in which a word or phrase is applied to an object or action to which it is not literally applicable. 2) A thing regarded as representative or symbolic of something else, especially something…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

What happened around 1940? That’s when references to the bicycle peaked in books written in English, according to this Ngram created using Google’s search tool that examines book contents, and references to “cycling” started to climb. Could it have something…Continue Reading