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The World’s Ride

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 25, 2016 by stevemccurry

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
– William Saroyan

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Afghanistan

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India

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

– Iris Murdoch

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India

Bicycle Haiku
Wheels  carried me from
Youth to middle to old age
Never complaining.
– Kay Earle

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Afghanistan

 The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
– Seamus Heaney

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Indonesia

My two favorite things in life are libraries and bicycles.
They both move people forward without wasting anything.
The perfect day: riding a bike to the library.
– Peter Golkin 

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China

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
– President John F. Kennedy

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Cambodia

A bicycle does get you there and more… And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.
– Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967

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India

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is
nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.
– Leo Tolstoy, Responding to criticism for learning to ride a bicycle at age 67

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Bangladesh

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Morocco

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.
– Unknown

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Mali

Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity.
– Lord Charles Beresford

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Afghanistan

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.
– H.G. Wells

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Cuba

Hickory

The World’s Ride

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , on July 14, 2012 by stevemccurry

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.
– William Saroyan

India

It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the
perfection of the bicycle was the greatest event of the nineteenth century.

Afghanistan

Tahiti

Cambodia

Bangladesh

 The first real grip I ever got on things
Was when I learned the art of pedaling
– Seamus Heaney

West Bengal, India 

China

Cambodia

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race.
– H.G. Wells

Afghanistan

A bicycle does get you there and more… And there is always the thin edge of danger to
keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs
again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal.
And getting there is all the fun.
– Bill Emerson, On Bicycling, Saturday Evening Post, 1967

Morocco

The Bicycle
Haiku
Wheels  carry me from
Youth to middle to old age
Never complaining
– K. Earle

Cambodia

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.
– John F. Kennedy

Lebanon

Kabul, Afghanistan

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.
Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish.
Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

– Iris Murdoch

India

Afghanistan

I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is
nothing wrong with enjoying one’s self simply, like a boy.
– Leo Tolstoy, Responding to criticism for learning to ride a bicycle at age 67

Oldest West African mud mosque, Djenne, Mali

Longmen Caves, Henan Province, Louyang, China

India

India

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

Kesennuma, Japan

France

Cambodia

I began to feel that myself plus the bicycle equaled myself plus the world,
upon whose spinning wheel we must all learn to ride, or fall into the sluiceways of
oblivion and despair. That which made me succeed with the bicycle was precisely
what had gained me a measure of success in life —
it was the hardihood of spirit that led me to begin, the persistence of will that held me to my task,
and the patience that was willing to begin again when the last stroke had failed.
– Frances E. Willard

China        

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