20 of the Greatest Cycling Quotes

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We’ve rounded up some of our favorite cycling quotes, some funny, some motivational, and some are just plain awesome.  Did we miss any good ones?

1) “Every time I see and adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.”  -H.G. Wells, novelist

2) “Learn to ride a bicycle.  You will not regret it if you live.” -Mark Twain, novelist

3) “As long as I breathe, I attack.”  - Bernard Hinault, 5-time winner of the Tour de France

4) “It never gets easier, you just go faster.” – Greg LeMond, 1st American winner of the Tour de France

5) 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

6) “The bicycle riders drank much wine, and were burned and browned by the sun.  They did not take the race seriously, except among themselves.” -Ernest Hemingway, novelist

7) “Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.” – Grant Peterson, bicycle designer

8) “When I’m on the bike I’m a gladiator.  I want to kill my opponents, physically and mentally.  When you see that you can, you have to do so.” – Fabian Cancellara on bike racing, Cyclesport

9) “Shut up legs.  Do what I tell you to do.”

-Jens Voigt, professional cyclist

10) “Cyclists live with pain.  If you can’t handle it, you will win nothing.” -Eddy Merckx, cycling’s all-time winningest champion

11) “Bicycles are the indicator species of a community, like shellfish in a bay.” ~ P. Martin Scott

12) “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” ~ John Howard

13) “Cyclers see considerable more of this beautiful world than any other class of citizens. A good bicycle, well applied, will cure most ills this flesh is heir to.” ~ Dr. K. K. Doty

14) “Never use your face as a brake pad.” ~ Jake Watson

15) “You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bicycling.” ~Greg LeMond

16) “Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia.” ~ H.G. Wells

17) “The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it.” ~ Doug Bradbury

18) “Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” ~ Eddy Merckx

19) “Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it.” ~ Hallman

20) “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike.” ~ John F. Kennedy

Responding to Noble Sport’s most Frequently Asked Question



Here at Noble Sports, we get asked lots of bike questions, but there is one that gets asked about 10 times as much as any other.  Customers walk into the store and whether they are there for a road bike, mtn bike, or just a tube…they catch a glimpse of the Cannondale Lefty Shock, and for many it blows their mind.  “Why does that have only one shock?”  “Is that actually stable?”  “I wouldn’t trust that thing?”  “How does it work?”  “What are the advantages?”

We’ve heard them all and some of us are better at explaining it than others.  Whether you know the workings of the Lefty or not, if you’ve ridden one you know they can withstand the tests of hard riding and that their ride quality surpasses that of any other fork.  So, let me ‘splain how it works.  No, there is too much…let me sum up…ok ok, better yet, check out this video where Cannondale explains it better than I ever could:

How a Cannondale Lefty Works


Upcoming Noble Events:

1) Thursday the 26th of June at 7:00pm we will be holding a FREE hour long mechanics class where we will go over the basics of tuning a bike.  after the class, mechanic related items at the shop will be put on sale for class attendees.

2) We are working on solidifying a date for a Noble Sports Century Ride, and mtn bike group ride,  probably in the next few weeks so tune in for more info.

Thanks for reading and we’ll see you at the shop!