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two-wheeled thoughts: Willie Weir on dining

As a cyclist I try to avoid places with cute French names. These inevitably are dining establishments. Touring cyclists seldom dine, they feed.

–Willie Weir, “Beauties and the Beast,” South Africa section, Spokesongs

Remember, a cycle-tourist travels by bicycle; in this case, Willie is a self-supported tourist, meaning he carries all his gear and fuel and supplies on his bike. In other words, he needs calories. This two-wheeled thought comes from a funny little story involving a “dining establishment” in which he doesn’t feel he belongs.

2 Responses

  1. I used to ride my bike to restaurants and would feel bad about being sweaty. I have a feeling, his story is even better!

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