Friday, April 21, 2006

Bike Month's A-coming!

May is national Bicycle Month and in honor of that (and just for fun) our church youth group is taking a Bike Trip tonight to the Loveland Trail, famed in story and song.

The Loveland Trail runs alonog the Little Miami River in Ohio, sort of from Cincinnati to Dayton, I believe. It is a Rails-to-Trails route, created along an old railroad track, and is reported to be quite scenic. Hopefully, I'll have some photos to post when I get back tomorrow.

In the meantime, here are some good bicycle quotes - get yours out and ready to enjoy this spring! (Get your bike out, that is, not your bike quotes...)


As a social revolutionizer, the bicycle has never had an equal. It has put the human race on wheels, and thus changed completely many of the most ordinary processes and methods of social life. It is the great leveler, for not till all Americans got on bicycles was the great American principle that every man is just as good as any other man fully realized. All are on equal terms, all are happier than ever before.

New York Evening Post, June 2, 1896

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

Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.

Lord Charles Beresford

The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community.

Ann Strong

Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living! I take exercise every afternoon that way. 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!

Jack London

Wheel, kindly light, along life's cycle path, Wheel Thou on me! The road is rough, I have discerned Thy Wrath, But wheel me on!

Christian Hymn

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.


I'm gonna show you a hill that would choke a mule.

President G.W. Bush on his MTB moments before losing his front-wheel traction and flying over his bars down a steep dropoff


Pam in Tucson said...

What a wonderful way to spend the day! Enjoy! Looking forward to the photos.

Marcguyver said...

Does riding the 'Exercise Bike' at the gym count??? :)

I like jogging better than riding; not sure why...just do.