Bicycles for Wednesday Whimsy

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005Continuing on with my very loose theme of summer activities, today I’m sharing some charming Victorian trade (advertising) cards on the subject of bicycles. And who knew there were so many great quotes about bicycles?! Of course the quotes aren’t Victorian….

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

Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human raceH. G. Wells

She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life. Susan B. Anthony

Fantasy is an exercise bicycle for the mind. It might not take you anywhere, but it tones up the muscles that can. Of course, I could be wrong. Terry Pratchett

Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle.  Helen Keller

Look at Albert Einstein. He rode a bicycle. He was also an early student of Jazzercise. You never saw Einstein lift his shirt, 004but he had a six-pack under there. Steve Carell

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

My father got a phone call to bring me in to meet with Spielberg for ‘E.T.,’ partially because they knew I was a physical kid, and I was known in the business somewhat as a stunt kid, and I could do all the bicycle riding. C. Thomas Howell

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