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  • Julie shared from It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness On Two Wheels by Robert Penn
    There may be a better land where bicycle saddles are made out of rainbow, stuffed with cloud; in this world the simplest thing is to get used to something hard.
    Note: Jerome K Jerome on bike saddles.
  • Julie shared from It's All About the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness On Two Wheels by Robert Penn
    Desgranges said: ‘Variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn’t it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles rather than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft.’
    Note: Hah, Desgranges wasn't on your new-fangled gears #tourdefrance
  • Julie shared from The Pedant In The Kitchen by Julian Barnes
    It can smell foul in the pot, linger through the house with pertinacity, and ruin a meal with its wet flab.
    Note: Jane Grigson on cabbage:
  • Julie shared from The Pedant In The Kitchen by Julian Barnes
    I’m on a Ulyssean quest for pork that doesn’t end up tasting like the sort of compressed cardboard from which they make hospital pee-bottles;
    Note: This made me giggle.
(By the duck pond)
Julie