Tuesday, 1 December 2009

If I can bicycle, I bicycle

Bicycle Philosophy Quotes on T-shirts and stuff

It doesn't get much more simple than this zen quote from Sir David Attenborough.

"If I can bicycle, I bicycle".

Not much to add to that brilliance.

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Life is Like a Ten Speed Bicycle

Bicycle Philosophy Quotes on T-shirts

Charles M. Schulz reflects on life and bicycles.

"Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."

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Socialism Can Only Arrive by Bicycle

Bicycle Philosophy Quotes on T-Shirts

Oh dear. Oh my. If you're in Europe this t-shirt features a run of the mill political message, but if you're in America you can scare the bejesus out of your neighbours and colleagues with this classic bicycle quote by Jose Antonio Viera Gallo, the Chilean politician.

"Socialism can only arrive by bicycle."

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Bicycles Can Eliminate Government

Bicycle Philosophy Quotes on T-Shirts

Here's a Dutch advocacy slogan which is quite clear in it's activistic tone.

"The Government must help eliminate cars so that bicycles can eliminate government."

A clear message for any bicycle activist with anarchistic leanings.

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H.G. Wells Does Not Despair

Bicycle Philosophy Quote T-Shirt

One of the most well-known quotes about cycling by H.G. Wells.

"When I see an adult on a bicycle I do not despair for the future of the human race."

Nor do we.

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Bicycle Philosophy: Conveying Perfection

Bicycle Philosophy t-shirt

Flann O'Brian's novel The Third Policeman is a legendary bicycle novel.

And this quote speaks volumes for many bicycle fans.

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Friday, 27 November 2009

The Bicycle: A Vehicle for Poets

Bicycle Philosophy - Vehicle of Poets

Quite simply;

"The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets."


Don't call me Surely. But apart from that, Christopher Morley hits the nail on the head.

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Southern Calfornia - Bicycle Paradise

Bicycle Philosophy from Souther California

Brilliant quote about Southern Calfornia as a bicycle paradise, from a newspaper article in 1897, back when over 20% of all trips were on bike in Los Angeles.

"The is no part of the world where cycling is in greater favour than in Southern California, and nowhere on the American continent are conditions so favorable the year round for wheeling."


Indeed! Here's a link to an article I wrote for the Los Angeles Times comparing Copenhagen with LA. And this article about cargo bike culture.

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Bicycles and Sensible Dress for Women



Another historial quote, this time from Demerarest's Family Magazine in 1895.

"The bicycle will accomplish more for women's sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged."


And to see the sensible dress you have Copenhagen Cycle Chic...

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Bicycling as Birdflightw



Louis J. Helle Jr. sums it up nicely with this quote:

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds.


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