Added the Kraftwerk vinyl to the wall.
Seems noncyclists find the whole thing confounding.
Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes a man who regards them both with equal eye.
— Melville knows.
Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable.
— there’s so much in Moby Dick
From the Owner’s Manual of the Pashley Guv’nor I’m testing.
Buy any bike you see. It doesn’t matter. Buy it because it gleams in the light in a shop run by guys you don’t really like but who seem to know what they’re doing. Buy it because it’s a good deal. Buy it because it’s supposed to fit that way. Buy it because some guy who says he rides a lot says it’s a good one. Lift it up by the top tube. Squeeze the brake levers. Take it outside and in the parking lot during those first pedal strokes, tell yourself how great it feels. But also tell yourself not to worry, that everything will feel better once you’re used to it. Pack the bike into your car and drive it home. Never think too much about this.
— My advice on how to choose a bike
So I thought, “How come none of these losers are taking the inside line?”
Sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without a passport; whereas virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
— good words from The Whale