Posts Tagged ‘bicycle quotes’

waxing lyricalI wanted to wax lyrical about cycling but others have done it better than me so I found these quotes from www.quotegarden.com/bicycling.html.  There are lots more on this website but here are my favourites.

I agree this one:

[T]he bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged.  ~Author Unknown, from Demerarest’s Family Magazine, 1895

I especially like this one:

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

I found this to be true:

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.  ~James E. Starrs 

My favourite:

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

Others I like:

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.  ~Iris Murdoch, The Red and the Green

When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments.  Here was a machine of precision and balance for the convenience of man.  And (unlike subsequent inventions for man’s convenience) the more he used it, the fitter his body became.  Here, for once, was a product of man’s brain that was entirely beneficial to those who used it, and of no harm or irritation to others.  Progress should have stopped when man invented the bicycle.  ~Elizabeth West, Hovel in the Hills

What’s your favourite and why?  Are there any other bicycle quotes around?


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