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Ode to the Bicycle

By May 5, 2013June 15th, 20236 Comments

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

~ Albert Einstein, letter to his son Eduard, 1930

Yunnan, China.

Mindoro, Philippines.

Wellington, New Zealand.

Berlin, Germany.

Black Rock Desert, USA.

Vietnam Highlands.

Krabi, Thailand.

A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke.

~ Scott Stoll

Aceh Province, Sumatra.

Monsoon downpour. Pursat, Cambodia.

Bih Thuan, Vietnam.

British Columbia, Canada.

Meulaboh, Sumatra.

Manila, Philippines.

Angkor Thom, Cambodia.

Palawan, Philippines.

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia.

Mentally handicapped boy with bike. Khammouane, Laos.

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.

~ H.G. Wells

Black Rock Desert, USA.

Kampot, Cambodia.

An Giang, Vietnam.

Peak District, Derbyshire, UK.

Sichuan, China.

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 …

~ Ernest Hemingway

Clarence Valley, New Zealand

Luang Prabang, Laos.

Vancouver, Canada.

Barranca del Cobre, Mexico.

Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Mexico City.

British Columbia, Canada.

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, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895.

Vinh Long, Vietnam.

Utah, USA.

Yorkshire, UK.

Yunnan, China.


Hoi An, Vietnam.

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying.

~ Greg LeMond

Urban downhill race. Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Takeo, Cambodia.

Lap Vo, Vietnam.

Ben Tre, Vietnam.

Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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