UPDATED May 18, 2016

BY Henry Gold

IN Company


UPDATED May 18, 2016

BY Henry Gold

IN Company


Why, What & How We Do What We Do; Part 1

The essence of any company is represented by three words; why, what and how. And so it is with TDA Global Cycling. Yet this concept of what we do, why we do it and how we do it is never an easy thing to capture. Nevertheless, we have decided to attempt to do just this in a series of four blogs. We will be using the words of those who are far more blessed with the gift of expressing themselves than we are.

Why We Do This


We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm and adventure. There is no end to the adventure we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” – Jawaharial Nehru


Travel makes one modest, you see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.” – Gustave Flaubert

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Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller

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We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us.” – Anonymous


Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” – Andre Gide


There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

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Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau


The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” – Sir Richard Burton


Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow mindedness.” – Mark Twain

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One’s destination is never a place but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller


When we get out of the glass bottles of our ego, and when we escape like squirrels turning in the cages of our personality and get into the forests again, we shall shiver with cold and fright but things will happen to us so that we don’t know ourselves. Cool, unlying life will rush in, and passion will make our bodies taut with power, we shall stamp our feet with new power and old things will fall down, we shall laugh, and institutions will curl up like burnt paper.” – D.H. Lawrence

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Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.” – James E Starrs


Travel teaches toleration.” – Benjamin Disraeli


Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!…Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you’re going to smash up. Well, now, that’s something! And then go home again after three hours of it…and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!” – Jack London



Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” – Grant Petersen

2 Comments for "Why, What & How We Do What We Do; Part 1"

Some great quotes. I always come back to the quote by Mark Twain:

‘Get a bicycle. You will not regret it. If you live.’

I did the tour bangkok to singapore in 2015.
First of all the staff was excellent. The hotels and food were excellent. I think i was not aware most of the riding was on highways. I had a mountain bike very heavy and slow. Would have brought a different bike for the roads. Second the riders raced every morning to get the hotel. I was in it for the experience not a bike race and competition.
This was not my first biking tour so i was quite suprised that the group was very competitive and did not ride together. I think u should explain this to people who sign up.

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