Jarry & cycling

… ik zie dat OMC ‘t citeert – & ik vind ‘t een klassieker:

“Jarry was no Bois de Boulogne buff. He belonged to the avant-garde community of writers and artists. For these people cycling was more than just a pleasure, and a cycle ride could be just as beautiful or radical as a poem or a painting. They were often passionate cyclists, undaunted by Paris traffic, and many of them enjoyed the sweaty pleasures of strenuous long distance riding. They saw the bicycle as a liberator, a machine to extend the potentialities of the human being. Jarry described it as an ‘external skeleton’ which allows mankind to outstrip the process of biological evolution.”

— Alfred Jarry: a Cyclist on the Wild Side by Jim McGurn

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