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    bicycle quotes

    any one have any good quotes....because 'the ability to quote is a useful substitution for wit'.....but thats a bad example cause its not bike related, i forgot who said it, and i dont think thats exactly how it goes but anyway......

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    Bicycling is more fun than eating a hot peanutbutter and banana sandwich in the sunshine on a cold winter day.
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    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you survive." - Mark Twain

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    darn it, you stole mine Huehue!

    Of course, the high-wheel bikes of the time were a little ungainly and awkward, so learning how to ride one was something to be proud of.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Twain
    It was on the 10th day of May--1884--that I confessed to age by mounting spectacles for the first time, and in the same hour I renewed my youth, to outward appearance, by mounting a bicycle for the first time.
    The spectacles stayed on.
    Quote Originally Posted by HG Wells
    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair or the future of the human race
    Quote Originally Posted by Popular Science, 1891
    There is something uncanny in the noiseless rush of the cyclist, as he comes into view, passes by, and disappears
    Quote Originally Posted by Greg LeMond
    It never gets easier, you just go faster
    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Burlant
    Cycling is like a church - many attend, but few understand
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    See my sig.
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    I couldn't car less.

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    "...the disqualification is unjust, I understand his reaction. You must understand the riders at certain moments (like climbing an 18% hill) they are stressed and they can react rashly."
    Gilberto Simoni's 18 year old nephew's comments after Belli punched him and was disqualified from the Giro d'Italia.
    "I'm a foreign diplomat. I don't pay for drinks. Do you think G. Gordon Liddy paid for his drinks while he was strangling people with piano wire for the good of our nation?" - Peter Griffin

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    "To be a cyclist is to be a student of pain....at cycling's core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside a juicy peach. It doesn't matter if you're sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you're missing the essence of the sport. Without pain, there's no adversity. Without adversity, no challenge. Without challenge, no improvement. No improvement, no sense of accomplishment and no deep-down joy. Might as well be playing Tiddly-Winks."
    Scott Martin
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    "But to say that the race is the metaphor for the life is to miss the point. The race is everything. It obliterates whatever isn't racing. Life is the metaphor for the race."
    Donald Antrim
    "I'm a foreign diplomat. I don't pay for drinks. Do you think G. Gordon Liddy paid for his drinks while he was strangling people with piano wire for the good of our nation?" - Peter Griffin

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    "Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym." - Bill Nye, the Science Guy
    "I'm a foreign diplomat. I don't pay for drinks. Do you think G. Gordon Liddy paid for his drinks while he was strangling people with piano wire for the good of our nation?" - Peter Griffin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Huehue
    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you survive." - Mark Twain
    are you a relative of mine?

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    OK OK, it's not exactly a quote, but here're the Four Rules of Biking I learned as a wee barne, at my pappy's knee as t'were.

    The Rules:

    1. Eat before you're hungry,
    2. Drink before you're thirsty,
    3. Downshift before you have to,
    4. Never refuse sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoregs
    "Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There's something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym." - Bill Nye, the Science Guy
    thats such a huge peeve of mine.....especially when they go run or ride the stationary bikes in the gym

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    "It's the motor."

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    Try the book, "The Quotable Cyclist" by Bill Strickland. It is loaded with, you guessed it, great quotes.

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    Bill Nye, the Science Guy is so cool . He was able to promote bicycling on his TV show without ever saying a word about bicycling.

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    I also have a quote, but it is my quote. I put it on all my shirts, and have it on my web page. I ride for me.
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    "I wish to Christ we had bicycles," Bonello said. "Do they ride bicycles in America?" Aymo asked. "They used to." "Here it is a great thing," Aymo said. "A bicycle is a splendid thing." "I wish to Christ we had bicycles," Bonello said. "I'm no walker." -- Ernest Hemingway, 'A Farewell to Arms'
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    My tagline, which was originally penned by Mark Twain. I mean to put this alongside, in case anyone mistakenly thought that I was smart enough to think of it, but never got around to adding it in...
    Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live.

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    "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"

    - Henri Desgrange, L'Equipe article of 1902
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fixer
    "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"

    - Henri Desgrange, L'Equipe article of 1902
    I almost posted that quote but then I figured it'd be best posted by an actual fixed gear rider
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    "If it takes ten to kill me, I'll take nine and win" - Tommy Simpson.

    "Put me back on my bike" - Tommy Simpsons last words.

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    " I hope your F*$@ing bicycle keeps you warm at night!"

    Famous last words of an ex-girfriend who didn't share my priorties

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    I have this one on my cubicle wall:

    "Life is like riding a bicycle - you have to keep moving to keep your balance"
    Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso
    "I wish to Christ we had bicycles," Bonello said. "Do they ride bicycles in America?" Aymo asked. "They used to." "Here it is a great thing," Aymo said. "A bicycle is a splendid thing." "I wish to Christ we had bicycles," Bonello said. "I'm no walker." -- Ernest Hemingway, 'A Farewell to Arms'
    What a depressing (admittedly good, though) book. Serves me right, I guess. I should have known better after reading Old Man and the Sea.
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