We all need inspiration from time to time, so here are 10 cycling quotes to ignite that spark inside, as well as giving you an insight into why cycling means so much to so many people.
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First up, Mark Twain, gives this sounds advice: "Learn to ride a bicycle. "You will not regret it, if you live."
Mark Cavendish had this to say, "I used to work in a bank when I was younger, and 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."
Charles M. Schultz, the creator of the Peanuts comic strip, compares life to a bike. "Life is like a 10-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."
Peter Sagan, said, "My brother persuaded me to try cycling, and I realized it was the best thing in the world. People thought we were strange, but I couldn't have cared less."
John Lennon, said, "As a kid I had a dream. I wanted to own my own bicycle. When I got the bike, I must have been the happiest boy in Liverpool, maybe the world. I lived for that bike. Most kids left their bike in the backyard at night. Not me, I insisted on taking mine indoors, and the first night, I even kept it in my bed."
Now, literary giant H.G. Wells saw hope in the humble bicycle, "Whenever I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the human race."
Now, Lion of Flanders, Johan Museeuw, made this profound observation. "Crashing is a part of cycling, as crying is a part of love."
John F. Kennedy, clearly had a real place in his heart for our favorite mode of two-wheel transport. "Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of riding a bike."
This quote from bike innovator extraordinaire Keith Bontrager, is stone-cold classic, "Light, strong, cheap. Pick two."
Now finally, author and community leader Bill Strickland, was glowing in his praise of the bicycle. "A bicycle is an unparalleled merger of a toy, a utilitarian vehicle, and sporting equipment. The bike can be used in so many ways, and approaches perfection in each use. For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created, converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of 3,000 miles a gallon. And a person pedalling a bike uses energy more efficiently than gazelle or an eagle. And a triangle frame bicycle can easily carry 10 times its own weight, a capacity no automobile, airplane, or bridge can match."
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