Wednesday, February 09, 2011

The Joyous Wheel, by James Arnold

     Seek to amass, not miles, but experiences. Happy is the cyclist who rides throughout the year, taking what comes his way in weather, choosing only his itinerary. At the end of the year he will scoff at the poor soul who puts his mount in cotton wool for the winter, for he will recall the pageantry of an autumn forest, the sparkling winter morning, the ecstasy of spring, and the lazy afternoon of summer. He will rejoice in the tussle with the March wind, and the comradeship of his fellows round the winter fireside before the battle to reach home.

     - James Arnold, The Joyous Wheel (London, 1940)
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