|Jack London & cycling||theBreeze|
Sep 23, 2003 10:40 AM
|I found this today while surfing around. Thought I'd share. It will soon have an honored spot on the bulletin board above my desk.
"Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living! I take exercise every afternoon that way. 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, into the tub, rub down well, then into a soft shirt and down to the dinner table, with the evening paper and a glass of wine in prospect - and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!"
|I guess that about sums it up...........nm||rwbadley|
Sep 23, 2003 11:25 AM
|Jack London had a pretty amazing life!||Chicago_Steve|
Sep 23, 2003 11:36 AM
|He did more before he was 20 years old then most of us will do in a lifetime.
- Sailed all over the world
- Captain on a whaling ship
- Owned a ranch
- Lived as a hobo
- Wrote some books
Good recommended reading
|"Two Wheels North"||MrCelloBoy|
Sep 23, 2003 2:12 PM
Another excellent account of turn of the century cycling. As a local Sonoma County resident it was incredible to read turn-of-the-century descriptions of the area that I ride myself.
|Thanks for the Jack London quote...||bent_spoke|
Sep 23, 2003 3:44 PM
|"Sea Wolf" & "Call Of The Wild" are great reads.|
Sep 24, 2003 5:01 AM
|thanks for the quote :)|| |