Sunday, May 17, 2009

Albert Einstein and bicycles

Well, I guess everybody knows the physicist Albert Einstein, but not many people actually understand the theories he invented and the importance of them. He was an amazing and intelligent person for sure.

And what I particularly appreciate is his attitude towards cycling. There are many quotes about life and cycling related to Albert Einstein. I'm not sure whether they are actually originally his, but they're good anyhow.

Albert Einstein riding his bicycle in Santa Barbara, 1933

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving."

"I thought of that while riding my bicycle."
(on the theory of relativity)

More interesting quotations about cycling from various people here and on thinkexist. Any quotations of famous people you particularly like?

I also like what Christian Ude (mayor of Munich, Germany) says about cyclists:
"Können wir Leute in Spitzenpositionen brauchen, die zu ängstlich sind, eine Innenstadt radelnd zu durchqueren? Natürlich nicht. Lasst endlich die Radler ran!"

"Do we want people in leading positions that are too scared to cross a city center on a bicycle? Of course not. Let cyclists get at it!"
He also wrote a book called "Stadtradeln" (Citycycling). Something I want to read in the near future.

18 comments:

Greg Spencer said...

I like the quote from Mayor Ude! We cyclists need to have our own people in high places. How else can cycling become a political priority?

I'm going to visit a town near Munich (Weihanstephan)this summer and I'm looking forward at seeing how Ude's politics are put into practice.

Groover said...

Great quote by Munich's mayor. I wish we had mayors like this here ... and CEO's.

Unknown said...

I'm a science teacher and ride my bike to work almost everyday; yes! I'm that lucky!, and while looking for cycling posters I found the one on Albert Einstein riding a bike, that is great!! I love it! I'll buy to put it up on my classroom wall and promote our cause: bike riding.
I am someone who has always strived to be free and bikeriding is one of the most liberating practices we can do nowadays...and it's so easy and cheap!
Sergio from El Paso, Texas

Chris said...

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." brilliant :-)

Anonymous said...

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." ( "balance" within soul,boddy and brain...,erri sahpari from bandung indonesia )

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childcareinsight said...

good to see einstein on cycle.

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prof premraj pushpakaran writes --Albert Einstein's century old theory about gravitational waves has been proved correct!!!

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