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
Eye-opening Mountain Biking quotations
Don't climb mountains so that people can see you. Climb mountains that you can see the world.
The secret to mountain biking is pretty simple.
The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash.
Until mountain biking came along, the bike scene was ruled by a small elite cadre of people who seemed allergic to enthusiasm.
You keep putting one foot in front of the other and then one day you look back and you've climbed a mountain.
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.
I relax by taking my bicycle apart and putting it back together again.
When you ride your bike, you're working your legs, but your mind is on a treadmill. When you play chess, your mind is clicking along, but your body is stagnating. Climbing brings it together in a beautiful, magical way. The adrenaline is flowing, and it's flowing all the time.
It isn't the mountains ahead to climb that wear you down. It's the pebble in your shoe.
Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome.
Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live.
I love England though; I've been back a few times and just love it. My favorite thing to do there is going to museums and all the castles. Oh, and my husband and I went mountain biking across England on our honeymoon!
Because in the end, you won't remember the time you spent working in the office of mowing your lawn. Climb that goddamn mountain.
Mountain biking helps people become environmentalists.
A mountain bike is a vehicle to appreciate the backcountry.
I'm lucky that mountian biking wasn't around when I was 20, because I wouldn't have won the Tour de France. It's my kind of sport - hard, individualistic, and not a lot of tactics.
I don't really go mountain biking per se, like a proper sport.
Thousands of tired, never-shaken, over civilized people are beginning to find out that going to the mountain is going home, that wilderness is a necessity.
Don't get me wrong, I think bikes are terrific.
I own several of my own, including a trendy mountain style, and ride them for pleasure and light exercise.
President Bush fell off his mountain bike down on his ranch in Texas.
A couple weeks ago, John Kerry fell off his bicycle. See, doesn't this make you miss President Clinton? That guy, he could ride anything without falling off.
Everybody has got their vibes - it could be mountain biking, it could be hiking, but for me, it's surfing and music. There's a lot of different things, but I think love gives us peace one way or another, and a calming effect on our soul, so I don't know exactly what love is to me, but I know I try my best to surround myself with that.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top.
I'm a bit of a thrill-seeker. I used to race mountain bikes when I was a kid. I did the national circuit for two years.
It's something I find enjoyable. Whether it is a road bike or mountain bike or tandem bike. I enjoy riding a bike.
Anything that involves the outdoors I'm all about, whether it be skiing, snowboarding, wakesurfing to mountain-biking. Anything that gets me outside.
Adventure isn't hanging off a rope on the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life.
My hobbies are mountain biking, horseback riding and packing, canoeing and kayaking, hiking, camping, cooking, and skiing.
I'm a huge camper, and love hiking and mountain biking.
Kids, man. They'll be the ones to take mountain biking to the next level for us. You just watch
Did you know you had that much power? You can move mountains.
I started mountain-bike riding two years ago, which is much better than riding a stationary bike in the gym. Mountain biking is a total body workout.
Once you become an actor, it's important to take care of yourself.
I live in Santa Monica, where I can mountain bike, hike and go running on the beach. I like a nice sunset jog.
Say you have a headline like "Mountain Bike Stolen," and then you read the story, read another story about it the next day, and then the next week, and then the next year. News is a process of expansion, the filling in of detail, and making narrative connections - not based on chronology, but based on features of the story. There are narrative connections made between props, between characters, between situations, and so forth.
When you help another up a mountain, you are a little nearer to the top yourself.
I'm just beginning to get a sense for ways I can use golf - or perhaps mountain biking at some point in time - to stay focused on causes that are dear to my heart.
I'm playing golf. I ride my mountain bike. A lot. I think it's very important for me and other people my age to continue to exercise.
Cycling keeps me lean and I need to stay in shape, especially as I still like eating chocolate and ice-cream! I like to go mountain biking too. Running is also good; it's what we were designed to do as humans, so it comes naturally.
The man on top of the mountain didn't fall there.
Bush fell off his bike while mountain biking on his ranch over the weekend.
He hit a rough spot in the trail. There's a switch - the environment hurting Bush.
With mountain biking, it's always that constant thing, negotiating singletrack, which I like, but for a road ride that rhythm is really Buddhist. When you get a good pedal stoke, it's that thing of everything works.
You know, one day you're being briefed on world affairs and asked to make decisions, and the next, you're in Crawford, Texas ... and the biggest decision is when do you go mountain bike riding.
Climb mountains not so the world can see you, but so you can see the world.
I had so much fun touring the Grand Canyon area with the Sierra Club.
I love to get outdoors and enjoy nature. We went kayaking, mountain biking, hiking, and even rode mules. To do all these things in one of the most stunning natural areas in the world just made it more amazing. I don't believe that anyone can see the Grand Canyon area for themselves and not know that we have to do everything we can to protect it for future generations.
Before going mountain bike riding, it's a good idea to leave your valuables at home. Your testicles, for example.