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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

4 Ways to Motivate Yourself to get out and Ride Your Bike

Did you spend too little time on the trainer and too much time eating pumpkin pie this winter?.  Now that the weather is finally turning and the Holidays have passed, are you ready to get out and ride?  How’s your motivation?  Here are our top 4 ways to get yourself motivated for the riding season (in no particular order).

1) Get a fitness app.

There are a number of apps to choose from.  We here at the shop are partial to Strava because it is geared towards the racer who is seeking results.  Fitness apps provide a well organized and easy to use exercise journal.  They monitor your progress and help you set goals.  The next best thing to riding is being able to look back on your ride and see what you accomplished.

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2) Get a cycling computer

If you don’t have a smartphone, there are other ways to record your rides.  A GPS cycling computer such as a Garmin 510 can easily be mounted on your bike and later recorded data can be uploaded onto your favorite fitness app online.  Many cycling computers are able to  sync up with wireless cadence sensors and heart rate monitors.  Stop by the shop and we’ll be happy to show you some great options.

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3) Clean and Tune up Your Bike

Cycling is only enjoyable if your bike and gear are functioning properly.  Dust off the cobwebs and bring your bike in for a spring tune-up so that you can enjoy your exercise.

4) Get a New Bike!

You might find this crazy, but nothing motivates like a new bike.  Sell your old bike and come grab a new one.  The same principle can be applied to new gear.  Come grab some new shorts, gloves, shoes, pedals, helmet, etc…All these things are going to enhance your riding experience and are guaranteed to add some motivation.

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Yes, we have this bike in stock. Yes, it will motivate you to ride.

 

 

What motivates you to ride?  Sound off in the comments, and remember:

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