Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #657 – July 31, 2017

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Sandra-Schmid-smiling-on-New-Santa-Fe-Rail-Trail-CO-1990

The bicycle is its own best argument. You just get a bike, try it; start going with the thing and using it as it suits you. It’ll grow and it gets better and better and better.

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


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

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Jim-Schmid-riding-Bacchetta-Giro-recumbent-on-Waldo-Road-Greenway-Gainesville-FL-02-18-2016

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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Jim Schmid’s Trail Quote of the Day #416 – Dec 2, 2016

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Jim-Schmid-bicycling-Charleston-SC-1985

Just as the ideal of classic Greek culture was the most perfect harmony of mind and body, so a human and a bicycle are the perfect synthesis of body and machine.

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


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