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Ode to the Bicycle

By May 5, 2013 6 Comments

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

~ Albert Einstein, letter to his son Eduard, 1930

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Yunnan, China.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Mindoro, Philippines.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Wellington, New Zealand.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Berlin, Germany.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Black Rock Desert, USA.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Vietnam Highlands.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Krabi, Thailand.

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

~ Scott Stoll
Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Aceh Province, Sumatra.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Monsoon downpour. Pursat, Cambodia.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Bih Thuan, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

British Columbia, Canada.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Meulaboh, Sumatra.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Manila, Philippines.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Angkor Thom, Cambodia.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Palawan, Philippines.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

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
Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Black Rock Desert, USA.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Kampot, Cambodia.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

An Giang, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Peak District, Derbyshire, UK.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

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
Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Clarence Valley, New Zealand

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Luang Prabang, Laos.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Vancouver, Canada.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Barranca del Cobre, Mexico.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Mekong Delta, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Mexico City.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

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.
Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Vinh Long, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Utah, USA.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Yorkshire, UK.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Yunnan, China.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Laos.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

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
Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Urban downhill race. Lyttelton, New Zealand.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Takeo, Cambodia.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Lap Vo, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Ben Tre, Vietnam.

Ode to the Bicycle, Highlux Photography

Siem Reap, Cambodia.

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