"A bicycle does get you there and more.... And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun."
-Bill Emerson, "On Bicycling," Saturday Evening Post, 29 July 1967
"I suppose that was what attracted me to the bicycle right from the start. It is not so much a way of getting somewhere as it is a setting for randomness; it makes every journey an unorganized tour."
-Daniel Behrman, The Man Who Loved Bicycles
"Adventure is just bad planning."
-Roald Amundsen, Norwegian Arctic & Antarctic explorer; first to reach S. Pole 1911