Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #611 – June 15, 2017

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Possibly the tragedy of the bicycle is that it was invented too close in time to the car. In the historical scheme, pedal power hardly got under way before the combustion engine appeared and, not only took over the roads, but changed our view of machines. We’ve forgotten that pedal power is a potent form of energy.

—RICHARD BALLANTINE, Richard’s 21st Century Bicycle Book, 2001


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