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What I Learned from Riding a Bicycle

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Bicycling As a Metaphor for Life

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” —Albert Einstein


Ride & Ride Some More

ADJUSTMENTS

Bikes are adjustable because everyone has a different style.

BALANCE

If you lean too much one way or the other, you will fall down.

BRAKES

It is best to put on the brakes before you get going too fast.

CLEAN

If you keep it clean then it runs faster, easier, and better.

COASTING

Taking a break is fun, but you have to earn it by climbing hills.

EXERCISE

Exercise can both be fun and get you someplace at the same time.

HILL

Every hard climb leads to an easy descent.

HILLS

Hills are harder to ride, but it is the hills that make you stronger.

LEAN

Do not fight turns, lean into them.

LOOK OUT

It is a good idea to know where the people around you are going.

PACING

If you are going a long distance, it is best to pace yourself.

PEDAL

If you want to get somewhere, you have to start pedaling.

REFLECTORS

It is a good idea to let people see where you are going.

SHIFTING GEARS

One speed is not best for all occasions.

SPEED

If you want to go fast, you have to supply the energy.

WATER BOTTLE

There are only a few needs: air, water, food, rest.

WEIGHT

The more weight you carry, the more you have to work and the slower you can go.


Related Quotation

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.” —I Peter 2:20

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