quote by Eddy Merckx

Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.

— Eddy Merckx

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My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.


Don't buy upgrades, ride up grades.

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Cyclists live with pain. If you can't handle it you will win nothing

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.

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.


When my legs hurt, I say: “Shut up legs! Do what I tell you to do!

Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. Im just a cyclist.

You'd have to be an imbecile or hypocrite to imagine that a professional cyclist who rides 235 days a year can hold himself together without stimulants.

It never gets easier; you just go faster.

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.


Hopefully I've shown them (fellow cyclists) you just need some self-belief and that you need to take your destiny into your own hands instead of waiting for it. You have to go out and force it. You need to go out and take life, and shape your life and destiny the way you need it. I hope I can pass that message along.

It's a risky business being a cyclist in the UK, there are a lot of people who really dislike us. It's the Jeremy Clarkson influence - we're hated on the roads. We just hope people realise we are just flesh and bones on two wheels.

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.

Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.

If you ever get a second chance in life for something, you've got to go all the way.


The bicycle is the perfect transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines but all other animals as well.

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

The day I notice a cyclist obey a stop sign is the day I'll stop enjoying watching them bounce off my hood.

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man.

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly, cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something, you've got to go all the way.'


When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.

When Cameron's Conservatives come to power it will be a golden age for cyclists and an Elysium of cycle lanes, bike racks, and sharia law for bike thieves. And I hope that cycling in London will become almost Chinese in its ubiquity.

Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.

Tens of thousands who could never afford to own, feed and stable a horse, had by this bright invention enjoyed the swiftness of motion which is perhaps the most fascinating feature of material life.

I am kind of like a diesel. It is the cyclist in me.


The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.

In Italy it's full-on stardom when you're a cyclist - eating in restaurants for free, it's great.

Cyclists, I work with a number of cyclists.

They are great athletes; they are great aerobic athletes. If you ask them to hit a baseball or golf ball, they can't do that.

I think I'm the luckiest guy in the world.

Why should anyone steal a watch when he could steal a bicycle?


I always go to bed thinking I'm the luckiest guy in the world.

Cyclists are a pain in the ass.

Yes, I mean, I used to be into the big bulk thing, and that's why my legs look like those of a cyclist instead of a shooter's, but I think there is a point to where too much is not a good thing. I think I try to lower my center of gravity by doing a lot of legs.

My experience in Amsterdam is that cyclists ride where the hell they like and aim in a state of rage at all pedestrians while ringing their bell loudly, the concept of avoiding people being foreign to them.