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Your favourite cycling quote

don_dondon_don Posts: 1,007
edited February 2009 in Commuting chat
I've just found mine here:
"The muffled noise that the cycle generates on a summer evening on a country road is a perfect accompaniment to the talk of lovemaking and the sound of widespread kissing"

Now where is lost_in_thought??

:wink:

Incidentally, the news section has a bit about the Tweed run and some other good stuff
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  • Close call between

    "Why the :evil: does the bike radar focum crash every time I've written a post more than a line long FFS!"
    - The Chingford Skinhead (after two unsuccesful posts to this thread - will C+P before sending this one!)

    and the complexity hidden in the simplicity of
    " I thought of it while riding my bicycle"
    - Albert Einstein on the theory of relativity. Conveying both the ability of a bike ride to clear and sharpen the mind while also denying the prejudice of the car driver that bike riders are stupid losers :D
    Pain is only weakness leaving the body
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    see my sig below - I spotted it I think on Sheldon Browns site...
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • FAT_ROBFAT_ROB Posts: 116
    iI quite like

    "Winter miles equals Summer smiles"

    and

    "I want to ride my byclycle i want to ride my bike"
    Never knowingly past a pie shop!

    Spec Pitch

    Spec Tarmac

    Thorn Raven Tourer (with Roholf Hub gears)
  • BUICKBUICK Posts: 362
    As long as I breathe, I attack
    Bernard Hinault
    '07 Langster (dropped one tooth from standard gearing)
    '07 Tricross Sport with rack and guards
    STUNNING custom 953 Bob Jackson *sigh*
  • Jay dubbleUJay dubbleU Posts: 3,159
    don_don wrote:
    I've just found mine here:
    "The muffled noise that the cycle generates on a summer evening on a country road is a perfect accompaniment to the talk of lovemaking and the sound of widespread kissing"

    Now where is lost_in_thought??

    :wink:

    Back to the restraining order then! :roll:

    My favorite quote:

    When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race. ~H.G. Wells
  • 'Get on your bike, and pedal like f*ck'
    The instructions at the start of the 2007 Singlespeed World Championships.
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    "Cake is just weakness entering the body"

    - some member of this forum whose name escapes me :D
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    "The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." ~Iris Murdoch

    “Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.”
    Lance Armstrong

    My version - "Pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top lasts forever", I think it came from MBUK a few years back
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

    Revised FCN - 2
  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    "MTFU", BikeRadar c. 2008 8)
    FCN 2-4.

    "What happens when the hammer goes down, kids?"
    "It stays down, Daddy."
    "Exactly."
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    “It doesn’t get any easier. You just get faster.”
    Lemond

    "Get a bike you fat c**t"
    Jashburnham :D

    “If you brake, you don’t win.”
    Mario Cipollini
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • RyanBRyanB Posts: 116
    "Ride it like ya stole it!"

    I heard shouted one day out on the hills
  • "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle" - I think it was JFK.

    "The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart." - Iris Murdoch
  • il_principeil_principe Posts: 9,152
    "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a Monroe" - I think it was JFK.

    Fixed that for you.
    2015 Canyon Aeroad CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Ultimate CF SLX
    2020 Canyon Inflite SL 7
    On the Strand
    Crown Stables
  • 'Death is nature's way of telling you that you should have slowed down!'

    (Seen on a bollard at the turn of the E72)
    AT MY AGE, I SHOULD KNOW BETTER !!!
  • Kenjaja1Kenjaja1 Posts: 744
    "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle" - I think it was JFK.

    I am surprised by this quote from JFK! :shock: Given his history/reputation is it not possible that the quote was sanitized from what he is more likely to have said :twisted:
  • edhornbyedhornby Posts: 1,780
    oh yeah....

    'Put me back on my bike'

    Tommy Simpson, RIP
    "I get paid to make other people suffer on my wheel, how good is that"
    --Jens Voight
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    Fausto Coppi, "Il Campionissimo", on the secret of his training:

    "Ride a bike, ride a bike, ride a bike"
  • Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia - H G Wells
    Time you've enjoyed wasting, hasn't been wasted

    Bianchi L'Una, Bianchi 928 C2C 105, Dahon MU SL
  • Kenjaja1 wrote:
    "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bicycle" - I think it was JFK.

    I am surprised by this quote from JFK! :shock: Given his history/reputation is it not possible that the quote was sanitized from what he is more likely to have said :twisted:

    Could well be! Or I could be wrong and it's not JFK at all.
  • Robmanic1Robmanic1 Posts: 2,150
    I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
    It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
    Things to make it look good.
    I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

    Ok, more of a lyric than a quote, but I think it works
    Pictures are better than words because some words are big and hard to understand.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3336802663/
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    One of the riders in the first tour de france:

    "In my saddlebag I have aspin for my knees, brandy for my nerves and cocaine for my headaches"
  • vorsprungvorsprung Posts: 1,953
    One of the riders in the first tour de france:

    "In my saddlebag I have aspin for my knees, brandy for my nerves and cocaine for my headaches"
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    Robmanic1 wrote:
    I've got a bike. You can ride it if you like.
    It's got a basket, a bell that rings and
    Things to make it look good.
    I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.

    Ok, more of a lyric than a quote, but I think it works

    RIP Syd :wink:
  • GrokeGroke Posts: 11
    "Ride lots". Eddy Merckx
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    +1 for the HG Wells quote. One of my faves

    and

    "If riding a proper racing XC hardtail is like touching the trail, then riding a fully rigid Singlespeed is like licking it .... or being punched by it, depending on the day"

    Mine but paraphrased from Clarkson talking about some car or other (Cateram Superlight, iirc)

    less bikey (but quite beery)

    "Everything in moderation, except beer
    Beer in moderation is a waste of beer"
    Everything in moderation ... except beer
    Beer in moderation ... is a waste of beer

    If riding an XC race bike is like touching the trail,
    then riding a rigid singlespeed is like licking it
    ... or being punched by it, depending on the day
  • Nobody ever died of tired legs - Lance Armstrong (/Ben Blyth) (I think, although despite searching I can't find any record of it. If it's never been said, it's my quote!!!)
  • "No"
    Robert Millar's reply to the journalist who asked him if it wasn't difficult holding a grudge against the other riders in the 1985 Vuelta who had conspired to ensure he lost the race leadership on the final stage.
    aspra nella virtu', dolce nel sacrificio
  • "O vince lui o vinco io"
    Either he wins or I win.
    Pantani before attacking Tonkov on the stage to Plan di Montecampione at the 1998 Giro. By taking time from Tonkov on that stage, he went on to win the Giro.

    Another good Pantani quote, when asked why he went so fast up hill: "The pain lasts for a shorter time".
    aspra nella virtu', dolce nel sacrificio
  • girv73girv73 Posts: 842
    "Rain miles count double"

    Dunno where I read this, it was a magazine back in the 90's sometime, but it's stuck with me.

    "Today is a good day to ride"

    Paraphrasing Star Trek :)
    Today is a good day to ride
  • iain_jiain_j Posts: 1,941
    "Cycling and wine". Isn't that what Cadel Evans does at the Tour de France?

    flattythehurdler, just over an hour ago :lol:
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