“You can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a bicycle and that’s pretty close.” Anon
“You know, bicycling isn’t just a matter of balance,” I said. “it’s a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I’m going to call that the Bicyclist’s Philosophy of Life.”
― Susan Vreeland, Clara and Mr. Tiffany
Brief history of bicycle
The first verifiable claim for a practically used bicycle belongs to German Baron Karl von Drais, a civil servant to the Grand Duke of Baden in Germany. Drais invented his Laufmaschine (German for “running machine”) of 1817 that was called Draisine (English) or draisienne (French) by the press. The Dandy horse, also called Draisienne or Laufmaschine, was the first human means of transport to use only two wheels in tandem and was invented by the German Baron Karl von Drais. It is regarded as the modern bicycle’s forerunner; Drais introduced it to the public in Mannheim in summer 1817 and in Paris in 1818. Its rider sat astride a wooden frame supported by two in-line wheels and pushed the vehicle along with his or her feet while steering the front wheel.
“You are likely to fall when you stop paddling your bicycle. Such is life. As long as you don’t give up, you will never end up failing!”
― Israelmore Ayivor
Tai Mei Tuk (officially known as 大美督 in Chinese; formerly and still commonly known as 大尾篤; also written as 大尾督 or 大美篤) is a place close to the Plover Cove Reservoir in the Tai Po District, New Territories, Hong Kong. It is a popular place for barbecues and cycling. There are villages and a harbour nearby where many restaurants can be found. Bicycles are also available for hire in the villages.
The Tai Mei Tuk Sea Activity Centre of the Scout Association of Hong Kong is located in the area and also provides sea Scouting activities in Hong Kong.Tai Mei Tuk means “the very end” in the Cantonese language which depicts the landscape. The homonym character 篤 (tuk) is borrowed for the name. Recent Cantonese research suggested that the correct character is 䐁.
Plover Cove Reservoir (Chinese: 船灣淡水湖, Cantonese Pingyam: Syun4 Waan1 Taam2 Soeyu2 Wu4), located within Plover Cove Country Park, in the northeastern New Territories, is the largest reservoir in Hong Kong in terms of area, and the second-largest in terms of volume. It was the first in the world to construct a lake from an arm of the ocean. Its main dam was one of the largest in the world at the time of its construction, disconnecting Plover Cove from the sea.
Plover Cove Reservoir is a natural fish pond that supports a diverse wildlife, including many freshwater fish species. Tai Mei Tuk at the northwestern end of the main dam is a popular barbecue site in Hong Kong.
We spent our time here in Tai Mei Tuk enjoying the sunshine. We rent a bicycle and ride at Plover Cove Reservoir. So many people rent a bicycle and spend time with their family. It’s great experience in abroad. I’m riding the bicycle in my hometown since when I was a kid. It’s a good adventure riding the bicycle. how about you? Do you like to ride the bicycle? We rent a bicycle here and can do kayaking in Tai Mei Tuk.I like Hongkong you can do so many things not only in a shopping mall or beaches but also riding a bicycle.
Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.
Don’t be afraid to try new things and always believe in yourself.
“Stay away from conflictive, negative people that pull you down, because they contaminate your energy and impede your progress. Search for people who look at the world with optimism, that inspire you, make you happy and provide peace of mind.”
“If you are driven by fear, anger or pride nature will force you to compete. If you are guided by courage, awareness, tranquility and peace nature will serve you.”
― Amit Ray
“People will always notice something about you. It might be the way you walk or the way you talk, or just simply your personality. Live each day in the way you want to be remembered. Live in such a way that people will be inspired by those unique qualities that you have and strive to live better lives for themselves.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana
“Happiness is a choice. Peace is a state of mind. Both are free!”
― Amy Leigh Mercree
“If you want to know how negative you are, pay attention to how much you hate negativity in other people. Fragile, artificial positivity needs always to be surrounded by more positivity in order to stay positive, but the ability to be positive, happy, and even, at times, appreciative around ‘negative people’ is the mark of real positivity.”
― Criss Jami
“Forget what we became, what matters is what we’ve become, and our potentials to overcome.”
― Aniekee Tochukwu
“A big secret for happiness – stay away from people who steal your peace of mind.”
― Elle Sommer
“No one can steal my peace of mind without my consent.”
― Debasish Mridha
“One of the most important days of my life, was when I learned to ride a bicycle.”
“simplify your life! Don’t waste the years struggling for things that are unimportant. Don’t burden yourself with possessions. Keep your needs and wants simple and enjoy what you have….Don’t Destroy your peace of mind by looking back, worrying about the past. Live in the present; enjoy the present. Simplify!”
― Henry David Thoreau
“We ultimately don’t get what we want, we get what we are.”
― Robin Sharma
“Some says money is everything
And some says love is everything
But if you have peace of mind , you don’t need anything..!”
― Akash B Chandran
“Moving islands in the ocean of sky.
Beautiful white curtains in the sky,
Veiling and unveiling portions, as time passes by.
I watch clouds, when my mind feels clouded.”
― Innocent Mwatsikesimbe,
“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”
John F. Kennedy
“Use time and space; grow slowly into your dreams, infinity will fill you with peace.”
― Kristian Goldmund Aumann
It’s exciting riding the bicycle and explore the place.
While working abroad we spend a time to explore Hongkong not only working. It’s a good exercise to your body. Do you like riding a bicycle or stay at home? Thank you for reading my blog. Simple happiness and enjoy life. You can visit and rent a bicycle.
From Joy’s Travel