"Let 'em ride a
bike like me, would do me and them and everybody a world of good. Cleanse
our city's air, reinvigorate the blood, tone up the muscles, strengthen the
heart, burn up that surplus fat, stave off arteriosclerosis, cut down on
bypass operations, eliminate transplants, lower the cholesterol count, prolong
lives. Yes and reduce oil consumption, slow down the waste of steel and rubber
and copper and glass, free human labor and engineering skills for important
work -- anything bad for the auto industry and bad for the oil industry is
bound to be good for America, good for human beings, good for the land."
"It is said that the only time a person feels more important than the whole
of his community is when he is insane -- or when he is driving. This is the
basis of car culture, the idea that the world and all of the world's people
are merely in its way."
~Travis Hugh Culley, _The Immortal Class_
"I thought of it while riding my bicycle."
"Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride."
~John F. Kennedy
"Singing the praises of bikes is nice, but the reality is that their greatest
utility is in replacing cars and attempting to undo all the horrors that
cars have brought."
~Dan Kliman, M.D.
"Everywhere were the great shells of beetles which men had made and worshipped.
They were automobiles. They had killed everything."