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Sports and cycling

Cycling isn’t a game, it’s a sport. Tough, hard and unpitying, and it requires great sacrifices. One plays football, or tennis, or hockey. One doesn’t play at cycling. (Jean de Gribaldy)

Good morale in cycling comes from good legs. (Sean Yates)

If you were to do all that with a dog, the animal welfare organization would step in, but we’re just racers. (Rolf Järmann)

Professional cycling is an organized crime. (Floyd Landis)

Cycling is a sport of amazing athletes. Its been a privilege and a honor for me to be in this sport and to have a chance to race at the highest level. (Robin Farina)

It doesn’t matter if you’re sprinting for an Olympic gold medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you’re missing the essence of the sport. (Scott Martin)

Cycling is not for good boys in clean T-shirts! It’s for real men. And these men accept and appreciate him exactly as he is: harsh, difficult and courageous … we fall… And we break ribs and collarbones … (Viktor Kapitonov)

Quotes about sports

Cycling features

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind. (William Saroyan)

No other invention combines joy and usefulness as the bicycle does. (Adam Opel)

Riding a bike is as close as you can get to the flight of a bird. (Louis J. Hall)

Small bikes think that as they grow up they will become big bikes. (Pierre Legare)

Every cyclist, even a beginner, knows that at one time or another in his life he will have an appointment with a car door. (Paul Fournel)

The exercise of the bicycle is an activity where all the natural functions, except those of reproduction, are called upon to play a part. (Antoine Blondin)

Walkers walk, and can walk around; they don’t have the single-mindedness, the inertia of the cyclist. (A.D. Aliwat)

To stop, when on a bicycle, is like falling. (Louis Mermaz)

People and cycling

Learn to ride a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. (Mark Twain)

Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race. (H.G. Wells)

The cyclist is a man half made of flesh and half of steel that only our century of science and iron could have spawned. (Louis Baudry de Saunier)

Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers — those people ride a bike. (Wolfgang Sachs)

People who don’t like cycling annoy us, even when they don’t talk about it. (Michael Audiard)

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)

Life and cycling

Life is like riding a bicycle. In order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. (Albert Einstein)

Life is like riding a bicycle: you don’t fall off unless you stop pedaling. (Claude Pepper)

Life is like abikewithout brakes. (Wistenlove Augustin Couloute)

Ever bike? Now that’s something that makes life worth living!…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. (Jack London)

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

Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. (Charles M. Schultz)

Childhood and cycling

Every time you miss your childhood, ride on a bicycle! (Mehmet Murat ildan)

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. (Al Capone)

If you are racing along the corridor
on a bicycle,
And to meet you from the bathroom
Dad came out for a walk,
Do not turn into the kitchen,
There is a solid refrigerator in the kitchen.
Brake better in dad.
Dad is soft. He will forgive. (Grigory Oster)

Attitude to cycling

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike. (John F. Kennedy)

You either love spinning the pedals and watching scenery whiz by, or you don’t. (Keith Mills)

Embrace your sweat. It is your essence and your emancipation. (Kristin Armstrong)

Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity. (Lord Charles Beresford)

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

Cycling is good for people in all ways: their health, their well-being, and it does no damage to the environment. (Jeremy Corbyn)

Thoughts and cycling

I love cycling because it clears my head for new ideas. (Christina Bacher)

Cycling is meditation in motion. (Bert van Radau)

One of the beauties of cycling is that pedalling alone on a long, empty road allows a lot of time for protracted and uninterrupted trains of thoughts. (Chris Hatherly)

I like the bicycle for the oblivion it gives. I can walk, I think. On a bicycle I go in the wind, I no longer think, and nothing is such a delicious rest. (Emile Zola)

Car and bicycle

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)

The bicycle thing – well, since people couldn’t use their cars, they had to use their bicycles, didn’t they? (Larry Harvey)

You always know when you’re going to arrive. If you go by car, you don’t. Apart from anything else, I prefer cycling. It puts you in a good mood, I find. (Alan Bennett)

Nature and cycling

On a bicycle, you breathe, admire, hear nature itself. This is because movement endows us with a sensitivity hitherto unknown. (Maurice LeBlanc)

A victory! To leave your loneliness panting behind you on some street corner while you float free into a cloud of sudden azaleas, pink petals that have never felt loneliness, no matter how slowly they fell. (Naomi Shihab Nye)

Quotes about nature

Horse and bicycle

The bicycle will never replace the horse, on the other hand the horse will never replace the bicycle because there is nothing quite like a horse on a bicycle. (Groucho Marx)

I prefer a bicycle to a horse, the brakes are easier to check. (Lambert Jeffries)

Perhaps the bicycle, in this world of machines, was in our eyes an heir to the horse? (Jean d’Ormesson)

Sex and cycling

I was too young to have a car, so I made love with my girlfriends on the back seat of my bicycle. (Woody Allen)

Riding a bike three miles a day improves your sex life. (Dr Franco Antonio)

It has not yet been clarified how cycling could become so fashionable, because it is reasonable and it is neither horny nor sexy nor erotic. (Joseph von Westphalen)

Relationship and cycling

Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls. (Bob Weir)

Girls, it’s like breakaways in cycling, you have to try several to succeed in one. (Daniel Picouly)

The bicycle is a 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)

Mood and cycling

You are one ride away from a good mood. (Sarah Bentley)

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. (Arthur Conan Doyle)

Freedom and cycling

The bicycle makes you happy; in any case, someone free, newly free, and that feeling is unfathomable and exquisite. (Charles-Albert Cingria)

Cycling is about movement and freedom, on a bike you feel free, almost autonomous. (Ralf Hütter)

The bicycle gives me back my youth where it was for me the first expression of freedom. (Gerard Bauer)

Quotes about freedom

Doping and cycling

The Tour de France would be easier to do without cycling than without doping. And again, it would have to be nice! (Colouche)

Armstrong, or does he not dope, and he is the most extraordinary character in the history of sport, or does he dope, and he is a vile impostor? (Claude Droussent)

Suffering and cycling

Suffering on a bicycle is noble, because it corresponds to the full development of the will. (Henri Desgrange)

The race is won by the rider who can suffer the most. (Eddy Merckx)

When it’s hurting you, that’s when you can make a difference. (Eddy Merckx)

Loneliness and cycling

It is for me a necessity to own a bicycle in order to escape, to run away, to distance myself from human society. (Luigi Bartolini)

There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!
(Mehmet Murat İldan)

Hills and cycling

It’s silly to ride a bike up a hill when you just have to turn around to go down it. (Pierre Dac)

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)

Happiness and cycling

Bicycle means simplicity and simplicity means happiness! (Mehmet Murat İldan)

To me it doesn’t matter whether it’s raining or the sun is shining or whatever: as long as I’m riding a bike, I know I’m the luckiest guy in the world. (Mark Cavendish)

Society and cycling

Socialism can only arrive by bicycle. (José Antonio Viera-Gallo)

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)

Women and cycling

The bicycle has done more for the emancipation of women than anything else in the world. (Susan B. Anthony)

A bicycle has to suit a woman like her wardrobe. (Helge Jepsen)

Friendship and cycling

Anyone who rides a bike is a friend of mine. (Gary Fisher)

I called the bike my only friend. If it had been possible, I probably would have slept with him. (Henry Miller)

Love and cycling

Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love. (Johan Museeuw)

It seems that it is too risky for the heart to be both a cyclist and a womanizer. I give up the bike.
(Sami Ghaddar)

Art and cycling

The bicycle, the bicycle surely, should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets. (Christopher Morley)

Theater is too deep for me. I prefer thebike. (John Gabin)

Sadness and cycling

A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness. (James E. Starrs)

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. (James E. Starrs)

Travel and cycling

A bicycle ride around the world begins with a single pedal stroke. (Scott Stoll)

Riding a bike is like a little vacation for me. (Wigald Boning)

Quotes about travel

Among the topics of cycling quotes, I would highlight horse, car, sex, mood, suffering, doping.

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