Well hello friends, happy Monday to you!
This past week the sun started to peek its little head out in our neck of the woods. Those little rays of joy have me thinking that in the very near future I might be able to spend some time playing on the pavement with my single speed (Smurfette), or take on some trails with my mountain bike (Mike).
Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride--John F. Kennedy
While I experience a great deal of pleasure from riding a bike, I also believe that the bicycle is an unassuming solution to some of the worlds most complicated problems.
Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race--H.G. Wells
I think this quote is significant in its simplicity. A bike represents so much more than transportation; it is a symbol of efficiency, health, sustainability, green-living, exploration, and art. "It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest incident of the nineteenth century"-Author Unknown
According to Bill Strickland, "The bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon."
Bicycles are a vehicle that allow you to "see the world". Bikes encourage us to take a look around, and become enveloped in the beauty that surrounds us. "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
An inquisitive spirit, a biker, gets to live it all--the good, the bad, the in between. With this exposure, free-spirits are endowed with the advantage of living 1000 lives; they have the honorable perspective of "'walking' or 'biking' a mile in many shoes."
Urban Veggie is committed to riding bicycles, to wandering, to seeking out new experiences, new adventures, new perspectives so that we can continue to promote a Beautiful, Sustainable, Healthy, & Active Lifestyle ❤️
"The future depends on what you do today"--Gandhi