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Short quotes from bike legends needed...(11 posts)

Short quotes from bike legends needed...opencl
Nov 3, 2002 7:22 AM
I am in the process of collecting some cool bike quotes for my frame decal project. Do you think it's a good idea to print some of these quotes on the TT? Some of the quotes that come to mind are,

"It never gets easier, you just go faster." Greg Lemond
"It's not about the bike." LA's book

Anymore great quotes from the likes of GL, LA, Merckx, etc...?

I am also looking for cool bike artworks. Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
go to barnes and noble and...merckx56
Nov 3, 2002 7:34 AM
buy "The Quotable Cyclist".
GL and others...VertAddict
Nov 3, 2002 9:54 AM
Lemond on what it felt like wearing the Maillot Jaune: "It's like winning the Superbowl every day". I thought it was a great way of expressing it in a way the average American would understand!

Anquetil: "On the road, I want to be the boss."

This other one isn't likely what you're looking for, but a anonymous Indurain contemporary said, "I came in second to Indurain. That's as good as winning."

One more. Ocana's understandably cautious enthusiasm in 1971 after beating Merckx soundly on the Puy de Dome: "With this devil Merckx, anything is possible".

PS. I'm on a roll here - this one's a beauty: Poulidor in 1970, on Merckx: "Everyday he sets up the guillotine, and then places our head on the block"
My two favoritesTig
Nov 3, 2002 10:12 AM
This well known quote from Merckx when he was asked how to be a better rider: "Ride lots."

My favorite is from Hinault: "As long as I breath, I attack." I wish I could live up to it!
Yeah, he walked the walk...VertAddict
Nov 3, 2002 8:05 PM
Hinault sure showed that it wasn't just talk when he attacked the sh!t out of Lemond in 1986. With "support" like that, who needs competitors!
Frame made by HG Wells - The Time Machine...opencl
Nov 3, 2002 11:43 AM
I am also thinking of putting "H.G. Wells" decals on the downtube and seatube. On the top tube, I will have "The Time Machine" decals.

HG Wells was an avid cyclist and he had said lots of stuff on bicycles. I figured I can dig up a quote from him about bikes and slap it on the frame too. It was said that he visioned the time machine based on a bike. Anyone know where I can get a signation of HG Wells online?

What do you guys think of this idea?
There's a quote from him on cycling in the link below ...Humma Hah
Nov 3, 2002 4:10 PM
In Strickland's _The Quotable Cyclist_
misc bike quotes, not necessarily legendstrekkie1
Nov 3, 2002 3:00 PM
"A woman without a man is like a fish without a bicycle."
Gloria Steinem

"When I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race." H.G. Wells

"Just as the ideal of classic Greek culture was the most perfect harmony of mind and body, so a human and a bicycle are the perfect synthesis of body and machine." Richard Ballantine

"Bicycles are social catalysts that attract a superior category of people." Chip Brown

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

"The bicycle is a curious vehicle. It's passenger is its engine." John Howard

"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 B. Anthony

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

"The bicycle should always be the vehicle of novelists and poets." Christopher Morley

"Bicycle riding as little as three miles a day will improve your sex life." Dr. Franco Antonini

"Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades." Eddy Merckx

"Government must help to eliminate cars so that bicycles can help to eliminate government." Advocacy slogan in Holland

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

"The bicycle enables us to escape many other machines: We use it for transportation, sport, recreation, and make it a way of life." Jobst Brandt

"For city bicycling to catch on we need a revolution in our society's infrastructure. Right now a city rider needs to be a road warrior, and the bike needs to be cheap and ugly so it won't get stolen. That's not a bike friendly culture." Gary Fisher

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

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

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

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. James E. Starrs

Get a bicycle. You will certainly not regret it, if you live. Mark Twain

The hardest part of raising a child is teaching them to ride bicycles. A shaky child on a bicycle for the first time needs both support and freedom. The realization that this is what the child will always need can hit hard. Sloan Wilson

Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. H.G. Wells

All bicycles weigh fifty pounds. A thirty-pound bicycle needs a twenty-pound lock. A forty-pound bicycle needs a ten-pound lock. A fifty-pound bicycle doesn't need a lock.

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world. Grant Peterson

What do you call a cyclist who doesn't wear a helmet? An organ donor. David Perr

I suppose that was what attracted me to the bicycle right from the start. It is not so much a way of getting somewhere as it is a setting for randomness; it makes every journey an unorganized tour.
Daniel Behrman

She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life. Frances E. Willard
Look in Bill Strickland's _The Quotable Cyclist_Humma Hah
Nov 3, 2002 4:06 PM

All kinds of neat stuff in this link.
re: Short quotes from bike legends needed...mike r
Nov 4, 2002 3:44 AM
"f*** off, i'm working!"
sean kelly when asked for autograph before a race
Powerbar ads...sctri
Nov 4, 2002 10:03 PM
Lance has one about his secret to sucess,

i think it goes..

"train harder, live better and dig deeper"