Posts tagged ‘Mark Twain’

March 6, 2011

All About Cycling

Cycle (n.) – any complete round or series of occurrences that repeats or is repeated. -Osis (sfx.)- suffix expressing state or condition, in medical terminology denoting a state of disease

There it is, everything you need to know about the intent of this site, neatly packaged in one compound word– Cycleosis. I haven’t yet thought out all I’d like to do here, but you can rest and be assured that whatever I do will have something to do with Writing and Cycling. The trip will be fun, especially since none of us know what is around the next curve or over the next hill. Just keep pedaling and we’ll all get there together!

How else to begin writing about the riding life than with a few polished literary quotes on the topic:

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets.  ~Christopher Morley

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

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.  ~Grant Petersen

Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving.  ~Albert Einstein

Get a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.  ~Mark Twain

(Special thanks to the Quote Garden for ignoring the fact that I lifted all of these quotes from them without permission.)