200 years of the bicycle

Toronto, 2017.06.23

The bicycle turns 200 this year, in fact we're only a couple of weeks away from the bicentennial of its first public use. According to Crazy Guy on a Bike, the "Laufmaschine" (running machine) made it's debut in mid July, 1817.

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rand()m quote

(In which I leave the final word to someone else.)

Meaning is not something you stumble across, like the answer to a riddle or the prize in a treasure hunt. Meaning is something you build into your life. You build it out of your own past, out of your affections and loyalties, out of the experience of humankind as it is passed on to you, out of your own talent and understanding, out of the things you believe in, out of the things and people you love, out of the values for which you are willing to sacrifice something. The ingredients are there. You are the only one who can put them together into that unique pattern that will be your life. Let it be a life that has dignity and meaning for you. If it does, then the particular balance of success or failure is of less account.

-John Gardner