Funny conversation over breakfast in Strahan last week, half-way through a 500km ride across Tasmania. When asked by an elderly lady why on earth he was riding from Devonport to Hobart, one of our bunch, Pete G, replied: “I’m doing it for my wife’s charity.” Hugely impressed by his generosity and commitment to his wife, she then … More Classic Cycling Quotes #123
“In France the cycling community said that those who spoke about doping were ‘pissing in the soup’.” Michael Barry, Shadows on the Road. In that case I’ll have the fish, please.
“240km of watching paint dry, 10km of watching Jackson Pollock in action.” After a dramatic finale this was commentator Matt Keenan’s superb description of last night’s Stage 6 at the Giro.
Overheard at coffee recently, a mostly earnest conversation about the ideal brake pads to use with carbon rims when racing. After much discussion about the various brands out there and the fact you should always avoid using the same pads on your aluminium and carbons rims, one wag pipes up: “Mate, it’s a race. You don’t need brakes.” … More Classic Cycling Quotes #100: Brake pads
“Seriously, I’d rather bang my cock in a car door for an hour than use the $%#@ing trainer.” Sydney cyclist lamenting the weather on a rainy Saturday morning. I guess he doesn’t like using the trainer then? PHOTO: http://inrng.com/2013/10/indoor-turbo-trainer-review/
“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.” Ivan Illich, Energy and Equity, 1974 I have no real idea what Ivan is on about here. But it … More Classic Rider Quotes #24