Bicycle Kick (1)

By: Joshua Glenn
February 27, 2010

“[Alfred] Jarry soon became notorious. He took, for example, to riding around Paris with two revolvers tucked in his belt and a carbine across his shoulder. Some say that Jarry fired off a revolver to warn people of his approach. But it is known for certain that at one point he fixed a large bell from a tramcar onto his bicycle. All the same, Jarry was an athletic, no-nonsense cyclist and enjoyed tearing around the countryside. He criticised those who ‘thinking themselves poets, slow down en route to contemplate the view.'”

— from “Alfred Jarry: a Cyclist on the Wild Side

ALSO SEE: Jarry’s “The Crucifixion Considered as an Uphill Bicycle Race


First in a series of twelve.