Major Taylor
My friend Clarence is a contributor to the Freeman Transport blog. Today he posted a great article about Major Taylor (a velodrome world champion in the early 1900’s from Worcester, MA).

Marshall Major Taylor, renowned as The Fastest Bicycle Rider In The World in the early 1900’s, accredits his success as a world champion to the value of good habits and clean living.

I love his list of rules:
Don’t try to “gyp.”
Don’t be a pie biter.
Don’t keep late hours.
Don’t use intoxicants.
Don’t be a big bluffer.
Don’t eat cheap candies.
Don’t get a swelled head.
Don’t use tobacco in any form.
Don’t fail to live a clean life.
Don’t forget to play the game fair.
Don’t take in unfair advantage of an opponent.
Don’t forget the practice of good sportsmanship.

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