Learn the contours – Hemingway

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and can coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motorcar 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
“Battle for Paris (Sep. 30, 1944)” in By-Line: Ernest Hemingway

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