Mid-Life Cycling

Mid-Life Cycling

02 July 2017

If Eddy Mercx Had Been A Sculptor....

For as long as there have been bicycles, artists have been riding them.  Of course, at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th Century, bicycle riding was pretty much de rigeur.  But even after automobiles changed the landscapes of much of the world, artists continued to pedal.  Many have ridden, and still ride, for transportation, as many live in cities where it's the most practical way to go.  But others have also ridden as part of their creative process, or simply for fun.

Then there are those artists who were inspired by the machine itself:

From BicycleFriends

2 comments:

  1. Mercx WAS an artist inspired by the machine itself. His hour record remains the fastest ever posted on a conventional steel frame to this very day. It's within 0.3KM distance of the best posted on a carbon frame 33 years later. THAT record has stood for 22 years so far. While one must also respect the "best human effort" records, Eddy simply has never yet been beaten on comparable equipment.

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  2. Steve--I agree that Mercx was an artist. And, to this day, I think of him as the greatest racer. I probably always will, for he reasons you give.

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