Tuesday, 15 April 2008


"Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living!...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!
And then go home again after three hours of it...and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!"

Jack London (1876-1916)


Martin. said...

I like the Jack London quote. Louis MacNeice wrote a poem about cycling past a white horse, maybe from his time at school in Marlborough, with the line "In the heat of the handlebars he grasps the summer".

gom1 said...

Thanks Martin. The poem, and some explanations here.