0543 – Ride and Shine

Ride and Shine Downhill’s the future of the sport. Cross-country’s not geared for TV. Some fat guy watching it with a beer in one hand and potato chips in the other is going to say, ‘I can do that.’ America likes to see people crash. – Missy Giove

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0162 – Bicycle in the Heart

Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds. The airplane simply carries a man on its back like an obedient Pegasus; it gives him no wings of his own. – Louis J. Helle, Jr.

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0251 – Riding Your Bicycle

You Could Have Been Riding Your Bicycle The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world. – Susan B. Anthony

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0040 – Bike Life

I find buying a bicycle is a great way to stay in touch with people. – Jan Chipchase

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0267 – Cycle Cycle

Cycle Cycle Work to eat. Eat to live. Live to bike. Bike to work. – Unknown

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0087 – A Boy and his Bicycle

To these ideals which were instilled in me when I was a youth, I attribute in a large degree the success that was mine on the bicycle tracks of the world. – Major Taylor

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0537 – Brake from Riding

Ride 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 […]

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0344 – I Love BMX

I Love Bicycles Devised almost 200 years ago by a practical German baron, the bicycle has evolved into an urban staple. Beloved of children, prized by inner-city commuters, it can be a lifesaver when summer smog chokes the nation. – Globe and Mail

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0644 – Ride

Ride shifter: A component used by the rider to control the gearing mechanisms and select the desired gear ratio. It is usually connected to the derailleur by a mechanical actuation cable. Electronic shifting systems also exist

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0050 – I Live It

I grew up north of Chicago, not far from where the Schwinn bicycle plant used to be, and was conscious of the fact that these beautiful, everlasting bikes were made just down the road. – Dave Eggers

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0356 – Just Cruise

So these three cyclist go out for a late-fall training ride. They’re hammering along when suddenly they hit a spot of black ice and fly off a cliff. When the first cyclist opens his eyes, and angel is standing before him. “Who do you wish to be?” asks the angel. “Huh?” says the cyclist. “Look, […]

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0201 – Bike Fest

Bicycle Fest When I go biking I am mentally far far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else’s heart. – Diane Ackerman

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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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0223 – Snoobs Bicycle

Brooks Saddle – Snoobs Bicycle It’s something I find enjoyable. Whether it is a road bike or mountain bike or tandem bike. I enjoy riding a bike. Lance Armstrong

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0163 – Tree of Life

I ride through the time Elongating the memories with surreal distortion I ride for the feeling of freedom I am perpetual, free from the lingering fear of death I push myself to the edges of mortal capacity Then I transcend the human pain And enter that fourth dimension. The wheels no longer finger the ground […]

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0094 – When in Doubt

When in doubt, pedal it out… I’ve worked behind counters serving food, and I’ve lived on the circus train, and I’ve led bicycle tours in Eastern Europe and the Balkans and Russia. I’ve been a key liner for a newspaper, I’ve done typesetting. Oh, all sorts of things. – Bonnie Jo Campbell

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0406 – Swim Bike Run

Swim Bike Run Cleaning a bike’s like cleaning a toilet. If you do it regularly, it’s fine and easy. If you wait, it’s a truly disgusting experience. – Steve Gravenites

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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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0190 – Chainring and Fist

Bikes have wheels – Noam Chomsky

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0007 – No Bicycles – Whatever

Whatever The city needs a car like a fish needs a bicycle. – Dean Kamen

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0301 – Food and Exercise

Food is the most abused anxiety drug. Exercise is the most underutilized antidepressant. The gross and net result of it is that people who spent most of their natural lives riding iron bicycles over the rocky roadsteads of this parish get their personalities mixed up with the personalities of their bicycle as a result of […]

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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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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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0520 – Fun Between My Legs

Put the fun between your legs. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day’s sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay’s call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamoring of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I […]

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0594 – Get Over It

May Use Full Lane – Get Over It ultra cycling: used to describe the side of the sport involving the longest endurance events. Also called ultramarathon.

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0465 – Bike-ing is forever

Cycling is forever 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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0090 – Bicycle Ride!

Safe Routes to School is one with great potential to get children walking and biking to school again. The program uses federal grants to make road and sidewalk repairs aimed at getting kids to school safely on foot or bicycle. The money also supports efforts to get the community, school officials and others involved. – […]

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0609 – Not All Lost

Not All who Wander are Lost Fully loaded touring Also known as self-supported touring, cyclists carry everything they need, including food, cooking equipment, and a tent for camping. Some cyclists minimize their load, carrying only basic supplies, food, and a Bivouac sack or lightweight tent.

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0284 – The Bicycle Thief

The best routes are the ones you haven’t ridden. You could pedal the same loops year after year. Many people do, literally or figuratively. But to grow, you need new rides. Risks. Turn down lanes you’ve long seen but never traveled. Get lost once or twice, then double back to where you started and try […]

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0096 – Tri Harder

Tri When we were working on ‘Looking’ in San Francisco, I bought a new bike from Mission Bicycle Company, which I’m completely in love with. – Murray Bartlett

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0055 – Put the Fun between your Legs

Guys would sleep with a bicycle if it had the right color lip gloss on. They have no shame. They’re like bull elks in a field. – Tori Amos

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0052 – Single Pedal Stroke

the journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single pedal stroke

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0227 – Watch for Bicycles

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

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0241 – Chain Link Star

A road rider who is not practiced is merely an athlete on a bike, half educated, a pedaler not a complete cyclist. – Maynard Hershon

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0324 – Guerilla Bicycles

The world is my church, the wind in my ears is the choir and my handlebars are the alter I pray at. – Zcubed

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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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0019 – Lets Roll

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

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0204 – Cogs and Chains

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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0155 – Bicycle Friendly

Bicycle Friendly The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man’s metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well. ~Ivan Illich

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0171 – Bicycle Race

If you ride you know those moments when you have fed yourself into the traffic, felt the hashed-up asphalt rattle in the handlebars, held a lungful of air in a cloud of exhaust. Up ahead there are two parallel buses. With cat’s whiskers, you measure the clearance down a doubtful alley. You swing wide, outflank […]

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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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0410 – I want to Breakaway

Breakway A cyclist or group of cyclists who split off the front of a Peloton are referred to as a Breakaway.

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0589 – Love Me, Love My Bicycle

hamstrings: the muscle on the back of the thigh, not well developed by cycling.

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0165 – Bicycle Roadway

There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast. – Paul Scott Mowrer

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0186 – Bicycle Stencil

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 beginning and the […]

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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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0634 – Skull and Chainring

cassette: The rear cog cluster on a derailleur bicycle, that fits on a freehub. It consists only of cogs, with no ratcheting mechanism, as the ratcheting mechanism is in the freehub.

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Live Love Ride

Live Love Ride blocking n. getting in the way of slow down in front of rival riders, to help a teammate get ahead on a breakaway.

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0448 – Cogs and Cross Bones

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

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0421 – Cycle

Cycle The bicycle was the last advance in technology everybody understands. Anybody who can ride one can understand how it works. – Stewart Parker

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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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0056 – Let’s Ride

The bicycle is a former child’s toy that has now been elevated to icon status because, presumably, it can move the human form from pillar to post without damage to the environment. – Brock Yates

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0310 – Shades of Bicycle

But the fact is that I wouldn’t have won even a single Tour de France without the lesson of illness. What it teaches is this: pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong

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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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0275 – Cyclorama

Cyclorama Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride. – Eddy Merckx

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0266 – Bi-cycle / Re-cycle

Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades. – Unknown

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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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0229 – Carry Something

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

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0585 – Bicycle Badge Love

aerodynamic: a design of cycling equipment or a riding position that reduces wind resistance; aero for short.

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0371 – A Metre Matters

A Metre Matters At first, cycling was denounced from the pulpit as a pastime on a par with drinking and gambling – deplorable at the best of times, and when indulged in on a Sunday, a sure road to hell. – Gurdon S Leete

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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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0199 – Bike Eye View

Bicycle Eyeview It’s like “Animal Planet,” except with bicycles instead of animals. – Ryan Seacrest

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0373 – A Ticket to the World

Bicycle – A Ticket to the Work I don’t think I’ll be riding my bike home, that’s for sure. – Mary Jane Reoch

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0472 – Fast Folks

Fast Folks I’m gonna show you a hill that would choke a mule. – President George W. Bush

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0467 – Cycologist

Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles.  – Scott Martin

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0363 – Girl on Bike

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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0128 – Always Wear A Helmet

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

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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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0124 – Bicycle Doctor

Tens of thousands who could never afford to own, feed and stable a horse, had by this bright invention enjoyed the swiftness of motion which is perhaps the most fascinating feature of material life. – Frances Willard

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0035 – Bike Friendly

Bike Friendly Throughout human history, in any great endeavour requiring the common effort of many nations and men and women everywhere, we have learned – it is only through seriousness of purpose and persistence that we ultimately carry the day. We might liken it to riding a bicycle. You stay upright and move forward so […]

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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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0175 – Bicycle Repair Man

Bicycle Repair Man Most bicyclists in New York City obey instinct far more than they obey the traffic laws, which is to say that they run red lights, go the wrong way on one-way streets, violate cross-walks, and terrify innocents, because it just seems easier that way. Cycling in the city, and particularly in midtown, […]

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0093 – Bright Bicycle Idea

I enjoy getting to work on ‘Saturday Night Live’, where I get to do people like David Paterson. And then, its like a different muscle to do someone like a bicycle guy on’ Portlandia’. – Fred Armisen

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0359 – Let’s Ride

Let’s Ride The riders come out, knights for the tournament, neck to thigh in slippery lycra with the sheen of deep space condoms, faired helmets on their heads like the glans from another galaxy and neoprene pixyboots to slide the air around their feet, mounted on gaudily caparisoned donkeys — the carbon fiber monocoque monoblade. […]

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0329 – Happy Bicycle Rider

Nothing compares to getting your heart rate up to 170-something, riding hard for an hour-twenty, getting off and not hurting, as opposed to 24 minutes of running, at the end of which I hurt. When you ride a bike and you get your heart rate up and you’re out, after 30 or 40 minutes your […]

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0022 – Bike in the Clouds

Bike The journey of life is like a man riding a bicycle. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. We know that if he stops moving and does not get off he will fall off. – William Golding

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0561 – Ride with Me

Take a Ride with Me I’d rather ride two unicycles at the same time than one bicycle twice – Jarod Kintz

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0010 – I Bike Life

I Bike Life One day I’m riding a bicycle in my neighborhood, the next day I auditioned for Menudo and was on a plane to perform in front of 200,000 people. – Ricky Martin

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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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0140- Chains around the World

The bicycle had, and still has, a humane, almost classical moderation in the kind of pleasure it offers. It is the kind of machine that a Hellenistic Greek might have invented and ridden. It does no violence to our normal reactions: It does not pretend to free us from our normal environment. – J.B. Jackson

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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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0217 – Bike

Bicycle I love the bicycle. I always have. I can think of no sincere, decent human being, male or female, young or old, saintly or sinful, who can resist the bicycle. – William Saroyan

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0399 – Happy Cyclist

More than any other emotion, melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. – James E. Starrs

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0460 – Cog of Peach

Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. I think it has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world. It gives women a feeling of freedom and self—reliance. I stand and rejoice every time I see a woman ride by on a wheel…the picture of free, untrammeled womanhood. – Susan […]

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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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0042 – Locked Bicycle Heart

In 1941 I finished at Allison Intermediate School (grades 7-9), and started at North High School, commuting by bicycle about 5 miles from home to school. – Vernon L. Smith

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0100 – Bicycle Racers

In down times I do things like go for a long bike ride or run. The other thing I’m doing in that quiet time is just observing. – Robin Williams

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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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0449 – Sun Rides

Sun Rides What makes a great endurance athlete is the ability to absorb potenial embarrassment, and to suffer without complaint. I was discovering that if it was a matter of gritting my teeth, not caring how it looked, and outlasting everybody else, I won. It didn’t seem to matter what sport it was–in a straight-ahead, […]

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0631 – Penny Farthing

Granny gear: The lowest available front and rear chainrings… think about the gear you need to keep riding instead of walking up a mountain pass.

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0001 – Cool Cycling

Cool Cycling The difference between the Parthenon and the World Trade Center, between a French wine glass and a German beer mug, between Bach and John Philip Sousa, between Sophocles and Shakespeare, between a bicycle and a horse, though explicable by historical moment, necessity, and destiny, is before all a difference of imagination. – Guy […]

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0521 – Fun Between the Legs

Put the fun between you legs. 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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0187 – Childs Bicycle

My father is the Hollywood equivalent of a clean, fillet-brazed frame. My brother is like one of those fat-tubed aluminum Cannondales. I’m more like one of those Taiwanese Masis. – Emilio Estevez

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0422 – Bicycle City – Bicycle Country

The bicycle is ergonomically tailored to the human form and psyche, yet I wonder if a hithero ‘undiscovered’ native tribe, when presented with a bicycle, would ever be able to determine what on earth it was for. – Borin Van Loon

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0020 – Live More Drive Less

Live More Driver Less Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling. – Claude Pepper

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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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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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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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0475 – Cogs, Crank and Wings

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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