23 May 2013

15 of the Best Bicycling Quotes

Who doesn't love a great quote, especially when it's about something you love? Regardless of whether it's inspirational, funny, full of good advice, what-have-you, a solid quote sticks with you. And, naturally, we're pretty big suckers for sayings about cycling. Here are 15 of our favorites- Please note- we added one more that we missed originally. 


"Ride lots." –Eddy Merckx

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.”  - James E. Starrs

"Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race." -H.G. Wells

"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." –Ernest Hemingway

"Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live." –Mark Twain

"It never gets easier, you just go faster." –Greg LeMond

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

"I won! I won! I don't have to go to school anymore!" –Eddy Merckx, after his first win

"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

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

"If it hurts me, it must hurt the other ones twice as much." –Jens Voigt

"When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments. Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man. And (unlike subsequent inventions for man's convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became. Here, for once, was a product of man's brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others. Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle." –Elizabeth West

"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking." –Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

"Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do." –Jens Voigt

"Bikes are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls." –Bob Weir

"Ever bike? Now that's something that makes life worth living! I take exercise every afternoon that way. Oh, to just grip your handlebars and lay down to it, and go ripping and tearing through streets and road, over railroad tracks and bridges, threading crowds, avoiding collisions, at twenty miles or more an hour, and wondering all the time when you're going to smash up. Well now, that's something! And then go home again after three hours of it ... and then to think that tomorrow I can do it all over again!" –Jack London

Did we leave out your favorite quote? Let us know in the comments section below.

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