I came across this while looking for quotes a bike catalog I’m writing.
“Such is the constitution of man that labour may be styled its own reward; nor will any external incitements be requisite, if it be considered how much happiness is gained, and how much misery escaped, by frequent and violent agitation of the body.”
– Dr. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Johnson was an avid swimmer, rower and equestrian, and he was known to walk great distances — reportedly to shrug of feelings of melancholy.
He would have loved mountain biking!
I could use some mountain biking right now …