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Those Were The Days
‘Countryside, exercise and companionship’ – Those, the modern cyclist is often tempted to think, were the days.
But riding your bicycle isn’t a new pastime at all. It just happens to be somewhat rediscovered these days. Thanks to John, ‘Captain Caveman’ for this most excellent reminder of what riding a bicycle can do, brought to life in wonderful Technicolor:
“Once outside of town, each group spins away on its own particular route. Away from the main roads into the peaceful countryside; where treeline lanes welcome these friendly possessions that bring no exhaust smoke, no petrol fumes, no racket or blaring of horns.
Only the humming of tyres and the talk that arises between solicitor and carpenter, teacher and typesetter, electrician and radiographer; between people of all ages, ranks and station, who rediscover their common humanity in finding countryside, exercise and companionship all in one.” (5.52mins in)
See you out there!