The greatest historical celebrities like (or liked) to ride a bicycle

A bike is the best means of transport for almost everyone, so, it is not strange that the greatest historical celebrities consider the bicycle as something else than a simple way of travelling.

If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on”, Lance Armstrong –professional cyclist-.

A tip which can help us during many moments of our life and, in addition, it is really illustrative: the person who gives us the advice has spent a half of his life on a bicycle surpassing challenges and almost every one of us, at a certain time, have taken the risk of riding a bicycle in our lives.

If in case of doubt we feel scared, the best thing we can do is remember the day we launched ourselves down the street on two wheels.

Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond the existence as mere clients and consumers, those people ride a bike”, Wolfgang Sachs – researcher, writer and teacher of environment, development and globalization.

If someone, who has dedicated his career and his life to theorize a more sustainable development, has said that, maybe it is true that the bicycle transforms us and make us freer from the consumption system in which we live.

Only the people who pedal to work daily can feel the sensation of well-being with the environment and with oneself, a sensation that is accentuated when you see what you save on petrol and the gym.

Albert Einstein riding his bicycle.  Santa Barbara, 1933

Albert Einstein riding his bicycle.
Santa Barbara, 1933

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”, Ernest Hemingway –journalist, writer and traveller-.

The contours and all the cities’ corners of the country. From BornBike we confirm this fact every day of our work. With the bicycle you will live an experience which is impossible to appreciate through another kind of vehicle.

And in order to keep up the level, here you have the last famous quotation which, we think, doesn’t need an explanation:

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving”, Albert Einstein –the most acknowledged scientist of the 20th century-.

Four bicycles from movies to motivate ourselves before going out to pedal

Photo-by-Andreas-Winter

Photo by Andreas Winter

The bicycle has been the protagonist on the big screen a lot of times, and we can find films for everybody’s tastes which, if we are tired of taking the bicycle, will again make us feel like going out again.

For the most classical people, Bicycle Thieves

Set at the terrible crisis which Italy suffered after World War II, the protagonists, a billsticker and his son, show us this reality while they try to recover the bicycle which was stolen during work. Because if nowadays going to work by bicycle can be a pleasure, for the protagonist it is indispensable.

A bit of absurd humor with Pee-wee’s Big Adventure

Also related to a stolen bicycle and the adventures that this fact unchains. Pee-wee, the outlandish protagonist, will gain a lot of challenges in order to recover his most precious jewel and at the same time, if we are fans of this kind of humor, he will make us laugh.

For everybody who goes against conventionalism, Wadjda

The first film directed by a woman in Saudi-Arabian, protagonized by a girl with a clear conviction: with a bicycle she could arrive at the school faster and win races with her friend Abudllah. Until here everything could seem very normal, but in the Wadjda reality these kinds of freedom are not allowed for the women and the conventionalism which she questions is the law that governs the country.

And for everybody who prefer the persecutions, Premium Rush

Who needs a motorized vehicle to move around the big city at full speed? This film achieves all the requirements of an action film: persecutions, attempted murder, inconceivable escapes, love plots, a lack of dialogs… The only difference: most part of the story takes place on a bicycle.

Do you have clear ideas about which bicycle you prefer?