An entertaining exchange over this morning’s post-ride coffee. Rider 1: “Seriously, cycling on mornings like this is better than sex.” Rider 2: “Hmmm, depends who you’re having sex with.”
“I’ve seen better legs on a cheap dining table.” Nine cheeky words that lit up the early morning darkness on today’s training ride.
“It’s a waste of time drinking organic cherry juice if you’re using it to wash down a Big Mac.” Dan Hunt, former coach with Team Sky and the GB Track Cycling program.
Overheard in a bunch last week. “The moment his arse hits the saddle his mouth opens up – he never shuts up!” Yep. We all know one.
“Kenny de Ketele, well he’s off the boil.” Eurosport commentator Carlton Kirby on seeing the Topsport Vlaanderen rider on the side of the road with a rear wheel puncture overnight in the Tour of Turkey.
On the subject of bike lights, this wonderful description caught my eye recently in an ebook entitled ‘The Bluffers Guide to Cycling’ by Rob Ainsley. “Cheap ones (light) are the reality show celebs of bike equipment: flashy, dim, and soon fall to pieces.” Funny, but pretty accurate.
“We don’t race for sheep stations in a club race….but you aren’t even racing for the sheep dip on a training ride.” Wise words in response to a growing chorus of concern at the reckless way some riders are approaching a certain club’s mid-week training rides in Sydney. If you want to race…enter a race!
“It’s getting harder to find a race number lower than my age.” Waratahs member at the Registration desk last weekend. I hope my age outstrips the race numbers one day, too.
“Sometimes you feel good and it goes to custard.” Wise and consoling words from Mark B after this blogger rode a total shocker yesterday afternoon.
“There are old riders. And there are bold riders. But there are never bold old riders.” Wise words from Duncan, from Dubbo.