What Bicycling Means To Life

Frosty on his touring cycle "Condor" while riding through autumn colors in Utah in the "Land of the Sleeping Rainbows." Riding a bicycle clears your mind, refreshes your spirit and drenches your face with smiles. Your lungs fill with fresh air. Your body pulses to the heart beat of life. Your legs become your wings. Your wheels spin through eternity. Freedom becomes your companion. You become the adventure. The road ahead holds promise. Frances Willard said it this way in 1895:

"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. And so I found high moral uses in the bicycle and can commend it as a teacher without pulpit or creed. She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life." ~ Frances E. Willard How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle. 1895

Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler

Frosty Wooldridge, 6 continent world bicycle traveler, www.HowToLiveALifeOfAdventure.com



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