Mead Cycles Chicago

Meach Cycles Chicago VO: the maximum amount of oxygen that can be consumed during all-out exertion. This is a key indicator of a person’s potential in cycling and other aerobic sports. It’s largely genetically determined but can be improved somewhat by training.

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0019 – Lets Roll

Lets Roll A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle. – Gloria Steinem

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0276 – Energy Savings Drafting Formation

It’s the first machine we master as children and the one we abandon when the seductions of the automobile take over. – Colman Mc Cartly

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0330 – Happy Birthday Bicycle

Commuting by bicycle is an absolutely essential part of my day. It’s mind-clearing, invigorating. I get to go out and pedal through the countryside in the early morning hours, and see life come back and rejuvenate every day as the sun is coming out. – James L. Jones

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0131 – As Long As You Ride

Does Not Matter What You Ride As Long As You Ride

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0273 – Racing Bicycle Man

The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it. – Doug Bradbury

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0033 – Bicycle Reflectors

Your Eyes Sparkle Lke Bicycle Reflectors When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realised that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. – Emo Philips

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0085 – Missing Link

If you see me in New York, you’ll probably see me on my bicycle riding furiously between a city bus and a taxi cab, hitting one of them on the side and yelling at them. – Denis O’Hare

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0103 – Welcome Cyclists

Welcome Cyclists If constellations had been named in the 20th century, I suppose we would see bicycles. – Professor Carl Sagan

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0048 – Share the Road

Socialism can only arrive by bicycle. – Jose Antonio Viera Gallo

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0493 – Bicycle Stripes

There’s a lot more pressure when you’re a medal favorite. Now, nobody has any expectations for me. Nobody knows what I can do, so I’m riding with nothing to lose. – Chris Witty

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0560 – Sweet-Ass Bicycle

I like your even more, when I found out that you ride a sweet-ass bicycle. I left my youth behind me. It peddled the bicycle while I rode on the handlebars – Jarod Kintz

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0184 – Bicycle Security

Security Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring. – Desmond Tutu

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0091 – P(ride)

When I was in New York, I took my bike everywhere for transportation. I didn’t have a fixed-gear bicycle, like a lot of the messengers do, but I had a stripped-down deal – having lost a few good ones in New York – and I did 10 to 15 miles a day just getting around […]

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0060 – Fat + Bike = Skinny

About 25 years ago, I took a bicycle across the United States. I soon found out that the greatest item of clothing was the trusty bandanna. There were dozens of uses for a bandanna – as a pot holder, a chain cleaner, a sun shield, a headband, a snot rag, a declaration of Kerouacian intent. […]

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0141 – Cycling in the City

Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm. – Jacquie Phelan

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0059 – Go Bicycle Riding

NO GO Skateboarding Rollerblading Bicycle Riding

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0582 – Look

Look Gliding down the bike path on a Saturday morning, you whip by somebody peddling in the opposite direction and give each other a nod. For a moment it’s like “Hey, we’re both doing the same thing. Let’s be friends for a second. – Neil Pasricha

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0549 – Make Room for Bicycles

Some people pay a thousand dollars for a tattoo. This scar cost me twenty grand. – Matt Hoffman

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0098 – Solution

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

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0348 – Sad While Cycling

Impossible to stay sad while riding a bicycle He always moans on about drivers being attacked. We should be hounding them even more – cars have no place in an urban environment. – John Grimshaw

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0395 – Bicycle Questions

Such historians as record the tides of social manners and morals, have neglected the bicycle. – John Galsworthy

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0058 – Ride More Drive Less

When I was young, I used to expect Parisians to wear little black berets, to bicycle about with strings of onions around their necks, and to brandish long sticks of bread, just like they used to do in school textbooks. – Craig Brown

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0471 – Bike Everyday

Bicycle Everyday I won! I won! I don’t have to go to school anymore. – Eddy Merckx

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0051 – Peloton

I simply haven’t the nerve to imagine a being, a force, a cause which keeps the planets revolving in their orbits and then suddenly stops in order to give me a bicycle with three speeds. – Quentin Crisp

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0321 – Only Chainring

All creatures who have ever walked have wished that they might fly. With highwheelers a flesh and blood man can hitch wings to his feet. – Karl Kron

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0213 – Bike and Tick

Bike Cycling is just like church many attend, but few understand. – Jim Burlant

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0079 – Flying Bicycle Wings

I have an ElliptiGO. It’s a standup bicycle. You don’t pedal; you stride on it. It allows me to have the same striding motion as running without the impact. – Dean Karnazes

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0583 – Look for Cyclists

Look for Cyclists Off the bike she was like a smoker without cigarettes, never sure what to do with her hands. As soon as she got off the bike, her heart was expected to perform all these baffling secondary functions like loving someone and feeling something and belonging somewhere – when all she’d ever trained […]

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0351 – Iron Steed

Iron Steed I read a study that measured the efficiency of locomotion for various species on the planet. The condor used the least energy to move a kilometer. Humans came in with a rather unimpressive showing about a third of the way down the list…. That didn’t look so good, but then someone at Scientific […]

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0061 – Border Raiders

Border Raiders I want to take time for myself, because all my life is ta-ta-ta-ta. So I don’t want nothing special, just to breathe. I’d like to work maybe a half day and then take my bicycle and go by the riverside. – Renzo Rosso

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0107 Moutain Bike Racer

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. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country […]

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0439 – Love 2 Ride

Love 2 Ride Ride your bike, ride your bike, ride your bike – Fausto Coppi

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0515 – Good Mood

You are only one bicycle ride away from a good mood. When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. – Emo Philips

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0326 – The Handle Bar

Truly, the bicycle is the most influential piece of product design ever. – Hugh Pearman

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0569 – Weight Weenie

Weight Weenie I hit a car, but it wasn’t my fault. The bicyclist who rear ended me is to blame. – Jarod Kintz

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0136 – Crank and Pedal

The bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged. ~Demerarest’s Family

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0239 – Bicycle of the Heart

Who am I? Where am I? Oh yes – I’m at the Tour, so I should get on my bike and go. Where is my bike? – Djamolidin Abdujaparov’s

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0317 – Natures Bicycle

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart. – Iris Murdoch

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0255 – Correct Number of Bicycles

Correct Number of Bicycles to Own You don’t suffer, kill yourself and take the risks I take just for money. I love bicycling. – Greg LeMond

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0206 – Bicycle – ASL American Sign Language

Never use your face as a brake pad. – Jake Watson

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0198 – Bike Bike

Bike, Bike If, during the Second World War, the United States had retooled its factories for manufacturing bicycles instead of munitions, we’d be one of the healthiest, least oil-dependent, and most environmentally-sound constituents in the Nazi empire today. – Ralph Nader

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0316 – Got It

Given the remarkable growth in support for gays and lesbians, I think there is a chance that recumbent might someday be accepted. – RAAM rider

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0307 – Get Out

Get Out Ride Your Bicycle It is no longer a beast of steel… no it is a friend… it is a faithful and powerful ally against one’s worst enemies. It is stronger than anxiety, stronger than sadness. It has all the power of hope. – Maurice Leblanc

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0229 – Carry Something

Carry Something The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. – Iris Murdoch

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0551 – Same Roads, Same Rules, Same Rights

Same Roads, Same Rules, Same Rights “You know, bicycling isn’t just a matter of balance,” I said. “it’s a matter of faith. You can keep upright only by moving forward. You have to have your eyes on the goal, not the ground. I’m going to call that the Bicyclist’s Philosophy of Life.” – Susan Vreeland, […]

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0120 – The Bicycle of Revoluation

The Bicycle of Revolution The Cycle of Evolution

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0178 – Bicycle Repair Man

Bicycle Repair Man Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any point between the […]

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0318 – Traffic Light Bicycle

Finishing a ride is mandatory. Finishing a ride fast is optional. – Unknown

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0388 – Ride

Ride Possibly the tragedy of the bicycle is that it was invented too close in time to the car. In the historical scheme, pedal power hardly got under way before the combustion engine appeared and, not only took over the roads, but changed our view of machines. We’ve forgotten that pedal power is a potent […]

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0077 – Bicycle Forever

Forever My favorite movie ever is ‘Bicycle Thieves.’ – Jennifer Morrison

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0391 – A Sign to Bicycle

Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to work out in a gym. – Bill Nye

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0005 – Penny Farthing

Education is a continual process, it’s like a bicycle… If you don’t pedal you don’t go forward. – George Weah  

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0615 – Our Chains Set Us Free

Our Chains Set Us Free Road rash: Cycling is only fun if the one doing the pavement cruising is the steed, not a cyclist’s skin. A spill can leave riders with painful scrapes, especially on the thighs, hips, and butt — the body parts that usually hit the ground first. To avoid pounding the pavement, […]

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0225 – Life is Short

Life is Short. Buy The Damn Bicycle!

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0567 – Velorution

Velorution But I pushed and pulled in vain, the wheels would not turn. It was as though the brakes were jammed, and heaven knows they were not, for my bicycle had no brakes. And suddenly overcome by a great weariness, in spite of the dying day when I always felt most alive, I threw the […]

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0283 – Do The Mix Right

Do The Mix Right With the heaps of overly specialized gear — gloves, shoes, and biking jerseys — most cyclists realize that every day on the road is Halloween. Plain and simple, it’s wearing a costume each time out of the gate.…We’re neon signs, stylistically impaired wonders blinding pedestrians and fooling small children into thinking […]

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0349 – Indian Bicycle

Indian Bicycle I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride my bike; I want to ride my bicycle; I want to ride it where I like…; I don’t believe in Peter Pan, Frankenstein or Superman; All I wanna do is bicycle, bicycle, bicycle… – Freddie […]

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0574 – Too Many Bicycles

I have too many bikes, yeah right! Having sex on a motorcycle wouldn’t only be exciting, it’d be dangerous. What if while we were parked we got broadsided by a speeding bicycle? – Jarod Kintz

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0314 – Go Out With Your Bicycle

Go Out The bicycle has a soul. If you succeed to love it, it will give you emotions that you will never forget. – Mario Cipollini

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0423 – I Live It

I live it A raggedy ride beats a dressed up walk. – Simon Peat

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0584 – Love the Bicycle for its Anarchy

I discovered when I went all out, when I put 100 percent of my energy into some intense, impossible task – when my heart was jack-hammering, when lactic acid was sizzling through my muscles – that’s when I felt good, normal, balanced. – Tyler Hamilton

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0278 – Bicycle and Go

Young rider pick a destination and go… Older riders pick a direction and go…  

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0586 – Bicycle Heart

cleat: a metal or plastic fitting on the sole of a cycling shoe that engages the pedal.

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0641 – Ride Bicycles Company

Ride Bicycles Company pump: colloquial verb meaning to give a second person a ride on a bicycle, also known as giving a hike. The passenger may balance on the handlebars or the seat, while the biker stands to pedal.[

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0062 – Ride on the Wild Side

Ride on the Wild Side I’ve lost all my money on these films. They are not commercial. But I’m glad to lose it this way. To have for a souvenir of my life pictures like Umberto D. and The Bicycle Thief. – Vittorio De Sica

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0488 – I Bicycle

If you were a spectator on one of the mountain passes today, the super-light bikes would be little different in appearance from the machines of years ago, pedaled by earlier heroes, Coppi, Anquetil, Merckx, Hinault, LeMond, Roche. They would look like the bikes our dads rode when we were kids. But the Tour is a […]

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0233 – Chain Links

Smooth, predictable riding when you’re in a group isn’t just a matter of style. It’s survival. – Geoff Drake

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0109 – Live Life

Live Life, Ride a Bicycle Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I have hope for the human race. – H.G. Wells

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0066 – I (heart) my Bike

I Love my Bike But 17 years ago, I arrived at CNN with a suitcase, with my bicycle, and with about 100 dollars. – Christiane Amanpour

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0333 – Love for Bicycles

An engineer designing from scratch could hardly concoct a better device to unclog modern roads – cheap, nonpolluting, small and silent… – Rick Smith

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0076 – Life is a Beautiful Ride

Life is a Beautiful Ride When I was 13, I worked for Western Union. When the telegrams came in, I would glue them on the paper and deliver them on my bicycle. – Francis Ford Coppola  

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0437 – Love Cycling

Love Cycling The best rides are the ones where you bite off much more than you can chew, and live through it. – Doug Bradbury

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0494 – Just Tour

Just Tour There were something like 50 good, arduous climbs around Nice, solid inclines of ten miles or more. The trick was not to climb every once in awhile, but to climb repeatedly. I would do three different climbs in one day, over the course of a six- or seven-hour ride. A 12 mile climb […]

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0214 – Bike to Work – Bke to Play

Bicycle to Work Bicycle to Play Bicycle Tomorrow Bicycle Today!

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0533 – Ride Bicycle Company

Ride Bicycle Company To be a cyclist is to be a student of pain….at cycling’s core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside a juicy peach. It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront […]

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0462 – Bicycle of Anarchy

When I was a kid I used to pray every night for a new bicycle. Then I realized that the Lord doesn’t work that way so I stole one and asked Him to forgive me. – Emo Philips

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0270 – Cycling Family

Cycling Family A raggedy ride beats a dressed up walk. – Simon Peat

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0280 – Lego Bicycle Man

Life may not be about your bike, but it sure can help you get through it. – Hallman

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0285 – Bicycle inside of Cog

Predawn ride, I pass my neighbor on a run. “Why are you riding a bike?” he asks. “Running gets you in shape faster.” It’s not about that. It’s about how riding makes me feel. The speed. Leaning into gentle curves. Charging up hills. How strong my legs feel. Riding gets me fit. But that’s just […]

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0298 – Want Something

Want Something Will Find A Way; Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if at any […]

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0070 – Ride Bicycles

Ride Bikes Now I walk every where I can. I also ride a stationary bicycle for a total of 30 minutes. I do it three or more times a week now and I have lost 20 pounds. – Della Reese  

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0540 – Like You Stole It

Ride it, like you stole it. A mountain bike race is a constant hard effort for two to three hours. In road racing the efforts often come in surges. You ride easy for awhile then you have to make an extreme, hard effort. They are two different efforts, two different forms of suffering. – John […]

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0587 – Bicycle Heart Girl

crosstraining: combining sports for mental refreshment and physical conditioning, especially during cycling’s off-season.

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0341 – I Like Your BIKE

I like your bicycle There is something about the miscreant cyclist that seems to get people more exercised than they are about the misbehaving motorist…When people get into cars, their metal encasement turns them into robots in our minds, and we’re grateful to them for any act of courtesy. We’re grateful that they don’t deliberately […]

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0535 – Ride Bikes

Ride Bicycles Winning never gets repetitive – Mat “Cashmoney” Glaser

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0110 – Pedal Power

Pedal Power Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. – H.G. Wells

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0635 – Ride Bicycle Company

Ride Bicycles Company chain suck: The tendency of a chain to stick to chain rings and be sucked up into the bike instead of coming off the chainring. Primarily caused by worn chainrings and rust on small chain rings, under high loads, and in dirty conditions

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0299 – Bicycle Wings

If all feeling for grace and beauty were not extinguished in the mass of mankind at the actual moment, such a method of locomotion as cycling could never have found acceptance; no man or woman with the slightest aesthetic sense could assume the ludicrous position necessary for it. – Marie Louise de la Ramee

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0049 – Eye of the Bicycle

I bicycle 12,000-foot mountain passes, run, cross train, skate-ski, hike and mountain bike. – Carre Otis

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0135 – Best Machine Ever

Best Machine Ever A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. – Bill Emerson

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0383 – Bicycle Lungs

You haven’t lived until you’ve put on a police uniform and hopped on a mountain bike. My daily commute became four to five minutes faster because drivers fight each other to see who gets to let me into the lane I want. Drivers would sooner cross the yellow line and hit a utility pole than […]

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0157 – Girl on a Bicycle

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

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0196 – Bike

Perhaps the most vivid recollection of my youth is that of being flogged by the local wheelmen, along with the fieldhands, the postman, and a young Tennessee Williams. This more than anything cultivated my life-long aversion to his plays. – Truman Capote

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0497 – Legs Speak Louder Than Words

Legs Speak Louder Than Words Physically, the Ventoux is dreadful. Bald, it’s the spirit of Dry: Its climate (it is much more an essence of climate than a geographic place) makes it a damned terrain, a testing place for heroes, something like a higher hell. – Roland Barthes

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0008 – Bikes 4 Life

Bikes 4 Life Deep walkability describes a city that is built in such a way that you can move from one area to another on foot, on bicycle, on transit and have an experience that remains a pleasant one, that you feel you are welcome not just in the neighborhood but moving between neighborhoods. – […]

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0532 – Bicycle Company

Ride Bicycle Company Perhaps the single most important element in mastering the techniques and tactics of racing is experience. But once you have the fundamentals, acquiring the experience is a matter of time. – Greg LeMond

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0478 – Eight Cogs

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

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