Friday, January 30, 2009

Ride a Bike!


When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really like this!

Devika said...

A bicycle is the best mode of transport...

If more people were using it, the world wouldn't have been so bad as it is today...depleted oil reserves, pollution, health aspects...

Good post, GZ :)

Wishes,
devika

humanobserver said...

Devika is true "A bicycle is the best mode of transport."

Art and Poetry said...

I did not know that he said this,
a bike is a nice way to get around!

Janice Thomson said...

I love biking so this one is close to the heart. Excellent photo GZ.

Kat said...

wise words!

polona said...

i adore the shadow shot!
definitely a green way of transport

Marc said...

Very subtle shot. I have a few bikes on display today.

K M F said...

very nice

raindog said...

i've always like this quote. unfortunately, it seems to drift farther from the truth these days.

get zapped said...

anony- come back!

devika- I agree. I don't ride as much as I think I should, but I'm older and wiser, thus riding in the cold, dark rain isn't appealing to me anymore....

humano- ditto.

A&P- I didn't either. Yes it is!

janice- aweseome!

Kat- yep.

polona- thanks. yes, let's hope it catches on.

marc- thanks for noticing and commenting.

KMF- gracias

raindog- we can hope folks find the joy and benefit of riding a bike...

Aastha Gill said...

Nice shot!
Also, thanx for visiting Aastha-z-Photocorner

Dungha said...

nice work!

Romeika said...

creative!

magiceye said...

beautiful shot!
the quote holds so true!

Small City Scenes said...

I love to bike but don't do it so much as like you I am older (maybe not wiser) and sometimes the world seems all uphill.

Where in the PNW are you? (if I may ask)

MB

Devika said...

Hi GZ,

Riding a bicycle doesn't imply riding in the cold and rain, my dear friend..

ofcourse there are days, when we take other modes of transport also -- then I prefer public transport or trains than private vehicles :)

wishes,
devika

Earvin said...

I love riding a bike to my University.

JM said...

Great quote to go with this cool shot! Lovely!

please sir said...

Ok - that is a great quote!

Lyrically speaking said...

wow...that is very true. By the way, you are mentioned on my blog as the winner of Lyrical Bullets

studio lolo said...

I love photos of shadows when they can stand alone. Terrific!
Confession: I can't ride a bike. I bought one a few years back and went about two feet. I had a terrible accident on a bike when I was 18 and I guess I can't get the vision out of my head when I sit on one.
I'll carpool when I can though! How's that?

Congrats on winning the poetry contest at LS!!
XX

get zapped said...

Aashta- thanks for stopping by!

Dungha- much obliged.

Romeika- glad you liked it.

Magiceye- indeed, it does.

Scs- yep, I can relate. Seattle Metro

Devika- well, around here many people do, I used to. But, I say each to their own. I hear ya!

Earvin- awesome!

JM- thank you.

Please sir- ☺

Lyrically- thank you very much, for hosting the poetry contest and for the precious gift of one of your paintings!

Lolo- lol, I’ll let you off the hook ☺ Thank you.

Peter Breese said...

So true!!

Mauricio said...

Bike are good!!!

Cergie said...

Impossible to explain scientifically how a bicycle can move forwards without falling, and yet it does. So it is the proof it is not necessary to understand the whole universe.

Kelly Medina said...

Great photo and quote!

I can't wait for the weather to be better and the days longer so I can ride to and from work again. I miss it so much.

Thanks for your comment. Have a great day!

CATI said...

Yes Yes Yes!!!
Absolutly! I agree! such a fantastic fact! Come on everybody!!
:-)
Vivan las bicis!

A.Decker said...

Obviously, H.G. never had his favorite local park taken over by bullet-head-helmeted leotard wearin' yuppies, who are so politically active they got almost every other way to enjoy the park "ordinanced" against.

An ordinary, plain-clothed citizen using a bike for transport; my spirit could rise from seeing that. The afore-mentioned kind bring visions of war...

I haven't been around in a while so I just settled on this one to comment on after reading the whole page, all very good posts, as usual. I wish I had time to comment on them all.

Great shadow shot here, by the way.