- Good cycling quotes
Stephen Roche, after hauling back to within 5 seconds of Pedro Delgado on La Plagne in 1987. He collapses with exhaustion and has to be revived with oxygen. As he come round he’s asked by a French journo if he is OK and replies:
“Oui, mais pas de femme toute de suite”Posted 7 years agoskidartistMember
“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 the interchanging of the atoms of each of them and you would be surprised at the number of people in these parts who are nearly half people and half bicycles…when a man lets things go so far that he is more than half a bicycle, you will not see him so much because he spends a lot of his time leaning with one elbow on walls or standing propped by one foot at kerbstones.”
The Third Policeman
alsoPosted 7 years ago
Merckz is better than you
When asked if it was better technique to mash a big gear or spin a small gear, Eddy Merckx thought for a moment and said ‘Its better to spin a big gear.’
Here’s the routine I’d advise for the evening before a race: a pheasant with chestnuts, a bottle of champagne and a woman. – Jacques Anquetil
🙂Posted 7 years agoyunkiMember
Here the notes in my laboratory journal cease. I was able to write the last words only with great effort. By now it was already clear to me that LSD had been the cause of the remarkable experience of the previous Friday, for the altered perceptions were of the same type as before, only much more intense. I had to struggle to speak intelligibly. I asked my laboratory assistant, who was informed of the self-experiment, to escort me home. We went by bicycle, no automobile being available because of wartime restrictions on their use. On the way home, my condition began to assume threatening forms. Everything in my field of vision wavered and was distorted as if seen in a curved mirror. I also had the sensation of being unable to move from the spot. Nevertheless, my assistant later told me that we had traveled very rapidly. Finally, we arrived at home safe and sound, and I was just barely capable of asking my companion to summon our family doctor and request milk from the neighbors.
Dr Albert Hoffman
Posted 7 years agoRealManMember
It is, absolutely, without question, unequivocally, about the bike. Anyone who says otherwise is obviously a tw*twaffle.
In case of fatal accident, I beg of the spectators not to feel sorry for me. I am a poor man, an orphan since the age of eleven, and I have suffered much. Death holds no terror for me. This record attempt is my way of expressing myself. If the doctors can do no more for me, please bury me by the side of the road where I have fallen.
JENS’ BIG RING IS 56. HIS REAR CASSETTE IS 11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-11-12.
JENS NO LONGER HAS A SHADOW BECAUSE HE DROPPED IT REPEATEDLY UNTIL IT CLIMBED INTO THE SAXO BANK TEAM CAR CLAIMING A STOMACH AILMENT AND RETIRED.Posted 7 years agobassspineMember
“She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life.”
“I finally concluded that all failure was from a wobbling will rather than a wobbling wheel.” Frances Willard Feminist cyclist ~1893, How I Learned To Ride The Bicycle
“As a rule, substantial weight is a reliable measure of high quality. The two exceptions to this rule are bicycles and women.” Pablo Picasso
Young riders pick a destination and go. Old riders pick a direction and go. – anon
The way I see it, we can look at our current situation in a couple of ways.
1: We are lost and we have no idea what we’re doing.
2: We’re on an adventure
Kazu KibuishiPosted 7 years agoRealManMember
From today’s ride,
If you get over 40% (uni degree mark) in your first year you’re not riding your bike enough
Jens Voigt has never been in a breakaway. But he has successfully dropped the peloton on a number of occasions.
Jens Voigt grinds his coffee with his teeth and boils the water with his own rage.
Jens Voigt rides so fast during attacks, that he could circle the globe, hold his own wheel, and ride in his own draft. At least as long as he didn’t try to drop himself.
http://www.jensvoigtfacts.com/ (keep refreshing)Posted 7 years ago
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