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
With the ongoing on-road and online aggravation, media sensationalism and pointlessly exhausting debate over bike rego, this quote quite often rings true at the moment. Sigh.
“The hill isn’t in the way – it is the way.” Anon
“The term many cyclists and fans use to describe the grupetto is the ‘laughing group’, which is a cruel irony, as no one there is laughing.” Charly Wegelius, Domestique.
“I am 40 and 100 kg, great on the flat but a hippo in a tutu on the hills.” Riding mate of mine Ray, explaining his form after a few amber beverages… 😉
Courtesy of @BikeShopGirlcom: “Patience is the ability to idle your motor when you feel like stripping your gears.” Barbara Johnson
For anyone riding Grafton to Inverell this weekend…
“Some people look like they’re born on a bike.. others look like they’re giving birth to one.” Facebook comment, Friday 4 October.
This was posted to Facebook yesterday, as it became clear Chris Horner had the measure of Vincenzo Nibali and, as such, was well on his way to a truly remarkable Vuelta title; not one for the ages, but the aged. “Pee clean Chris, pee clean.” Tim Morrisey, Facebook.
“In my next life, I want to be a trophy wife. This life is too hard.” Jens Voigt after another day in the break at the US ProCycling Challenge in Colorado.