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    Fun cycling quotes

    I'll start:

    "I came out for exercise, gentle exercise, and to notice the scenery and to botanise. And no sooner do I get on that accursed machine than off I go hammer and tongs; I never look to right or left, never notice a flower, never see a view - get hot, juicy, red - like a grilled chop. Get me on that machine and I have to go. I go scorching along the road, and cursing aloud at myself for doing it." ~H.G. Wells, The Wheels of Chance

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    Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"
    Life is like riding a bicycle - in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein.

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    Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.
    ~ Albert Einstein


    I thought of that while riding my bicycle.
    ~ Einstein, in reference to the Theory of Relativity


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    After a lengthy discussion all on my part with my bike mechanic him working on a bike while I talked away and getting an occasional look up from him, I asked so what do you think about my gearing plan?

    He said “What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.” And then went back to wrenching on the bike.

    Quote was profound enough I added it to my signature.
    What's not in your legs needs to be in your gears.

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    I need more gears.
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    Sort of a cycling quote:

    A few years ago I hiked along the Oregon coast, and sometimes stayed in the hiker/biker sections of state park campgrounds. So one evening I checked into the hiker/biker camp, set up my tent, and on my way to get water saw these cyclists. So I bellowed out to them: "Hello bikers! I'm a hiker."

    They probably thought I was daffy. Which is why I thought it was funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevebiker View Post
    They probably thought I was daffy. Which is why I thought it was funny.
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    One that is attributed to Merckx:

    Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.
    Perish any man who suspects that these men either did or suffered anything unseemly.

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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 derailer?
    We are getting soft… As for me, give me a fixed gear!”
    Henri Desgrange, L’Équipe article of 1902



    [Now that I've turned 45, I find this one more and more amusing]
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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    Reporter to world champion Stephen Roche: "What's the first step to becoming a world champion?"

    Stephen Roche: "Get yourself a bicycle."

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    Sean Kelly's wife, to Sean Kelly: "You're impossible. Your life is about your car, then your bike, then your wife!"

    Sean Kelly: "The bike comes first."

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    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells

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    “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -Ernest Hemingway.

    "....and if your grandmother had wheels, she'd be a bike, and you could pedal away from here!" -Archie Bunker

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    I hope someone can tell me who said this;

    "I prayed to God for a bicycle, but I know he doesn't work that way, so I stole a bicycle then I prayed to God for forgiveness."
    more cops have been killed by donuts than guns in chicago it is a medical fact ask any doctor.

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    "Get on your bikes and ride!" Freddie Mercury
    "He who serves all, best serves himself" Jack London

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    I don't care if you are on a unicycle, as long as you're not using a motor to get places you get props from me. We're here to support each other. Share ideas, and motivate one another to actually keep doing it.

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    I like this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    “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 derailer?
    We are getting soft… As for me, give me a fixed gear!”
    Henri Desgrange, L’Équipe article of 1902



    [Now that I've turned 45, I find this one more and more amusing]
    That's one of my favourite quotes...but I am still not sure why he said 45 being a limit for riding FG...My guess is that 45 back in his day was considered old.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sknhgy View Post
    I hope someone can tell me who said this;

    "I prayed to God for a bicycle, but I know he doesn't work that way, so I stole a bicycle then I prayed to God for forgiveness."
    Attributed to comedian Emo Phillips.

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    A bit OT, but a gallon of gas costs $4 and will propel my SUV for 20 miles. To ride 20 miles at a good clip takes me 700 calories, or about $4.50 in Clif bars. Just sayin...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Looigi View Post
    A bit OT, but a gallon of gas costs $4 and will propel my SUV for 20 miles. To ride 20 miles at a good clip takes me 700 calories, or about $4.50 in Clif bars. Just sayin...
    That's pretty funny. I finished a ride this morning before going to work (let's just say that I have a commute that doesn't work well with bicycle commuting). 25 miles, and I still only ingested the same amount of breakfast I normally eat on days that I don't ride...

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat_bike_nut View Post
    That's pretty funny. I finished a ride this morning before going to work (let's just say that I have a commute that doesn't work well with bicycle commuting). 25 miles, and I still only ingested the same amount of breakfast I normally eat on days that I don't ride...
    Can't cheat the first law of thermodynamics. (or any of the others for that matter). The more you ride the more you gotta eat to maintain weight. Eat the same and ride more to lose weight but once you get to the lower weight, you gotta start eating more again. ~500-700 cal/hr of enthusiastic riding.

    It's certainly cheaper than driving, but the energy to ride aint free.

    But never mind...we're getting way off topic.
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