Bikes, Quotes, & Pull Up a Seat #2 (#WQWWC)

“There will never be a really free and enlightened state until the state comes to recognize the individual as a higher and independent power, from which all its own power and authority are derived.”  Henry David Thoreau 

“Law never made men a whit more just; and, by means of their respect for it, even the well-disposed are daily made the agents of injustice.” Henry David Thoreau 

 

“The government itself, which is only the mode which the people have chosen to execute their will, is equally liable to be abused and perverted before the people can act through it.”  Henry David Thoreau 

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Pull up a seat week 8

Photos taken December 2020 – Virginia – USA

Hope your week is going well.

 

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41 thoughts on “Bikes, Quotes, & Pull Up a Seat #2 (#WQWWC)

  1. I have to go with the first photo as well. The second one makes me think of the cyclists I’ve seen here who have a cup holder attached to their handlebars. I’d never seen that before. Obviously not something serious cyclists have but convenient, I guess, for those riding and sipping concurrently.

    The quote remind me of how annoyed I get when people say “The government will pay for it.” Where do they think the government’s money comes from? Comes out of all our pockets and then gets spent profligately by those we elect who spend our money as if there’s always more where that came from. There’s another quote that often springs to mind these days, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

    janet

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    1. Janet – thanks for the very rich comment – I love that absolute power quote – and also hate when folks do say “government will pay for it.” but more than that – I hate it when the United States looks the other way on health care being for profit – and the government supplements and allows for this to happen – when they talk about health care as a right they confuse it with forgetting that the for profit industry is making the top percent very rich and then the middle class and lower middle class have high co pays for ineffective symptom management – the for profit health care in the US is one of our biggest flaws – besides all the chemicals allowed in food and then the way we trust countries that do like us to give us food frothier factories that we know nothing abut –
      but getting back to Thoreau – he was and of principle and I heard he inspired Ghandi and MLK – and so a reminder to us all to speak up when we feel called – maybe we won’t get thrown in jail for soaking up about charge to vote – but there might be times in the future when we have to – well that is if the BIG TECH companies don’t decide to silence and censor
      oh do not want to rant – but that is another huge threat right now –
      when 12 people who are experts at coding and computers decided to silence and censor a doctor (like Zach Bush) who has studied and practiced medicine for decades –
      when we censor – it is never good

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      1. Facebook, Google, and the like are definitely censoring these days and that’s very dangerous. Also it’s horrifying when a person can say something that’s their opinion, right/wrong, whether you agree or not, and people not only censor them but try to destroy their business or protest outside their home or say vile things about them. I think this country is in a very perilous situation right now as far as freedom of speech and the destruction of privacy.

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        1. good point about both the freedom of speech and property destroying

          and was just reading this morning quotes from doctors that promoted cigarette smoking for health- and it reminded me of when blood letting was allowed – and a dangerous thing is that the powerful ones who can censor can be VERY wrong and not even realize they are in error – this is why censoring is wrong – eh?
          thanks for coming back to reply
          🙏☀️

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    1. omg is that so true – and that is why I do not love spin classes and always did yoga instead
      but they do have new gel seats that are amazing – and I just got a new bike to ride this year and have a gel seat – let you know how it goes

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    1. Hi – I agree and not sure if you follow Sue Judd but she takes bike photos and inspired me to “see” them now 🙂
      and just got a bike of my own and plan to ride this year at least once a week

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    1. Hi there equinxio – smiling at that “Bama” vibe with the Ye be good naw ye hear? 😉

      and glad you will add Thoreau to your list – I do not think you will be disappointed – 🙂
      but please don’t let it pull you away from the Little Dorrit book – I mean-you did dust it off and all-hahahahh

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      1. Haha. I can pretty much tell most Southern “accints.” Even North Alabama is different form South Alabama.
        Little Dorrit is on the to-read shelf, but I’m about to re-organize my library. A crazy venture i undertake once every few years. Maybe I should move her outta the way.
        Take care.

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    1. Hi D, I know – same with me on realizing his political activism – and the civil disobedience
      I started off my younger years clinging to Thoreau’s quotes about following your own drumbeat and always loved his take on what we now call the rat race — and then when I learned he went to jail for standing up against the illegal tax on voting – and other advocating stuff – it was cool- and I guess he also inspired the great activists like Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jr.

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  2. Very nice pictures of bicycles, Yvette. I used to cycle a lot and ride in races of over 100 km. I had a cycling accident and my cycling gradually reduced after that time. I was in hospital for a week and on crutches for another 5 weeks.

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  3. I liked Thoreau in high school, then never read him after that other than a quote here or there These are great quotes about individuals and fairness. Thanks for linking to Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays. I didn’t see the link until today when I went back to write next week’s post. I’m sorry I’m so late in responding. I am drawn to the coffee guzzling biker. Why not enjoy a little break after a hard ride? I also like the street. We should be able to ride our ebikes sometime this week. Vince is waiting for a part to attach the bike rack to the trailer so we can haul the bikes to flatter ground to start with. We are both super excited about that. 🙂

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