It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle. ~Ernest Hemingway
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There is much power in that sentiment, in the idea that there is options, there is other options to explore besides what we know, or at least think we know. In recognizing that by Human Power you truly see the difference, you recognize that it is better to explore what is offered around you, of what you have worked for with every ascent is an eventual descent.
Through such simple awareness you see and understand you can experience things in a different way by human power, on a bicycle that can travel the same distances with the additional benefit of being able to enjoy the sights and surrounding that would otherwise be missed.