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Bicycling Quotes

There are so many statements, opinions and quotes from so many people about riding bikes.
Perhaps because bicycles are a common thread among decades, age groups, socio-economic levels and nations.
These are some of the ones have releveance to me. Maybe is it what they are trying to say, or who is credited for saying it.
And some are included because they spark something within me.


"The advantages? Exercise, no parking problems, gas prices, its fun. An automobile is expensive.
You have to find a place to park and it's not fun. So why not ride a bicycle? I recommend it."

-- Stephen G. Breyer, Supreme court Justice , on the virtues of cycling.

"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, writer, Minneaplolis Tribune in 1895

"Nobody ever died from not knowing how to play flag football.
Yet we spend tax money teaching kids its nuances in gym classes,
while bicycle safety is still foriegn to most school curriculum."

-- Don Cuerdon, cycling journalist who uses the pen name "Captain Dondo"

"Whoever invented the bicycle deserves the thanks of humanity"

-- Lord Charles Beresford, British Admiral and Member of Parliament until 1916

"The only regret I have in my life is never learning to ride a bicycle"

<-- Helen Hayes, Broadway actress, in an interview, when asked of any regrets in life.

"I feel that I am entitled to my share of lightheartedness and there is nothing wrong
with enjoying one's self simply, like a boy.

-- Leo Tolstoy, Russian author, on his bike

"Let me tell you what I think of bicycling. It has done more to emancipate women than anything else in the world.
It gives a woman a feeling of freedom and sel-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, Equal rights activist, New York World, 1896

"Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use."

-- Charles M. Schulz

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

-- H.G. Wells

"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.

-- Albert Einstein

"I'm lazy. Buts it's the lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because
they did'nt like walking or carrying things."

-- Lech Walesa

"If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on it."

-- Lance Armstrong

"Bicycles are almost as good as guitars for meeting girls."

-- Bob Weir, founding member of 'The Grateful Dead'

"The problem is that you can wounded in your mind as well as your physique."

-- Marco Pantani, 1998 champion of the Tour de France AND the Giro d'Italia

"Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia."

<-- H.G. Wells, author

"More than any other emotion, melancholy is incompatible with bicycling."

-- James E. Starrs, author of "The noiseless tenor"

"Now its true that I could have learned without a teacher, but it would have been risky for me."

-- Mark Twain

"It's no exageration that a journey by bicycle is like non other; it is a thing apart, it has a tempo and a style of its own."

-- James E. Starrs, author of "The noiseless tenor"

"When spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardley seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road. Without thought on anything bu the ride you are taking."

-- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Scientific American, 1896

"I've got a bike, you can ride it if you like. It's got a basket, a bell that rings and things to make it look good. I'd give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it."

-- Pink Floyd, 'Bike'

"She who succeeds in gaining the mastery of the bicycle will gain the mastery of life."

-- Frances E. Willard, How I Learned to Ride the Bicycle

"Toleration is the greatest gift of the mind; it requires the same effort of the brain that it takes to balance oneself on a bicycle."

-- Helen Keller

"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, the Science Guy

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

-- John F. Kennedy

"Ride lots."

<-- Eddy Merckx