Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Spring Today Summer Tomorrow

“When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.” —Elizabeth West

Thus begins a really nice posting over at EcoVelo by Alan. Read his reflection on this quote and on bicycling speed here

Meanwhile the weather was beautiful this morning. Still a bit overcast and remarkably cool, a day that felt like spring. A month or two ago it would have been wonderful. On June 23 it was just weird but welcome. By this afternoon the temperature was approaching summer and tomorrow, when I want to take a longer ride, it may well feel like summer. Its ok by me.Hopefully, I can stop talking about the weather so much.

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