“Then he hollowed out the grotto until it was a proper cave, gave up his hammock, and moved in: “The entrance into this place I made to be, not by a door, but by a short ladder to go over the top; which ladder, when I was in, I lifted over after me; and so I was completely fenced in and fortified, as I thought, from all the world, and consequently slept secure in the night, which otherwise I could not have done.”—The Castaway’s Guide To Making A Home | The Awl
I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five.
Isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft…As for me, give me a fixed gear!
—Henri Desgrange, L’Équipe article of 1902
I don’t have a fixed gear - give me a derailer with these Austin hills - but you gotta love the passion, right?