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Quotes about Cycling

"This is not Disneyland, or Hollywood. I'll give you an example: I've read that I flew up the hills and mountains of France. But you don't fly up a hill. You struggle slowly and painfully up a hill, and maybe, if you work very hard, you get to the top ahead of everybody else." - Lance Armstrong

"You have to sprint on feeling, not thinking. You must have faith in yourself but you cannot think about it too much."--Jean Paul Van Poppel

"For all their fearlessness, sprinters are a delicate breed. At the peak of form they effuse an aura of invincibility, suggesting no bicycle rider ever pedaled as fast. To win, sprinters must have everything: physical condition, confidence, luck, aggression and committed team support. An elusive combination, attainable but not sustainable."--David Walsh, Inside the Tour de France

"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

"The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community." -- Ann Strong, Minneapolis Tribune, 1895

"There are no races. Only lotteries." -- Jacques Anquetil

"I won! I won! I don't have to go to school anymore." -- Eddy Merckx, after winning his first bike race

"It was eleven more than neccessary." -- Jacques Anquetil, after winning a race by tweleve seconds

"Ride lots." -- Eddy Merckx

"The main thing is to not cut yourself and bleed to death in the tub." -- Frankie Andreu (Retired USPS Racer) on leg shaving advice

"I'm gonna show you a hill that would choke a mule." -- President G.W. Bush on his MTB moments before losing his front-wheel traction and flying over his bars down a steep dropoff.

Get a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.  ~Mark Twain, "Taming the Bicycle"

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.  ~John F. Kennedy

Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.  ~H.G. Wells

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it's not going to be satisfying.”

 Greg Lemond


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