Roads can come with all sorts of dangers. Some are small, some are large, some are easy to avoid, while others aren’t. What’s the most dangerous thing you’ve come across while riding? Snakes, missing man-hole covers, guns, and irate motorists are a few that come to mind.
You win some you lose some. It’s always good to fail otherwise you never improve as much as you could. Losing makes you stronger and more determined. Go crash, go blow up on a climb, go bonk so hard you have to call someone to get home. It will make you a better rider as you’ll learn from experience and won’t want to make the same mistakes twice. Hopefully you learn some tips here on I Love Bicycling though to avoid making the same mistakes over and over again, unless of course losing is your style.
When you have to ride a bike whether it’s racing, maybe at a higher level, or commuting, it can be one of the most challenging and testing things. When frustration and rage take over and all you want to do is throw you bike in the ditch and walk away, it’s not a good feeling to have. On the flip side when all you want to do is to get out and enjoy the ride, it can be the most fun you have all day. It’s the same thing, riding your bike, but the perspective is what changes it. Make sure you have the right perspective and always want to ride. Cycling can be difficult and it can be easy. Both is what makes it so unique.
The unplanned moments on a ride are the ones you remember most and are part of what makes cycling great. They can be taking a wrong turn and finding a new, incredible road or getting caught in a thunderstorm that led to meeting an interesting, warm-hearted man or women someplace far from home. One way to get more moments outside the box of planning is to seek out rides where you can experience new roads, trails, and places. The bike is an incredible thing that can do more than just take you places. You never know what you will find and experience.
Lance Armstrong Quotes
- Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
- If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.
- I figure the faster I pedal, the faster I can retire.
- A boo is a lot louder than a cheer.
- Knowledge is power, community is strength and positive attitude is everything.
- What ever your 100% looks like, give it.
- If there was a god, I’d still have both nuts.
- My mother told me…if you’re going to get anywhere, you’re going to have to do it yourself, because no one is going to do it for you.
- Hard work, sacrifice and focus will never show up in tests.
- Giving up was never an option
- Hope that is the only antidote to fear.
- Make an obstacle an opportunity, make a negative a positive.
- The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
Lance Armstrong’s Doping Denials – In Quotes
July 1999: “I have been on my deathbed, and I’m not stupid. I can emphatically say I am not on drugs.”
Dec 2000: “We are completely innocent. We run a very clean and professional team that has been singled out due to our success … Before this ordeal I had never heard of [the performance-enhancing drug Actovegin].”
Jan 2001: “The simple truth is that we outwork everyone. But when you perform at a higher level in a race, you get questions about doping.”
Jan 2004: “I have never had a single positive doping test, and I do not take performance-enhancing drugs.”
July 2004: “We’re sick and tired of these allegations and we’re going to do everything we can to fight them. They’re absolutely untrue.”
Aug 2005: “I have never doped. I can say it again, but I’ve said it for seven years.”
Aug 2005: “Why would I enter into a sport and then dope myself up and risk my life again? That’s crazy. I would never do that. No way.”
Nov 2005: “How many times do I have to say it? … Well, it can’t be any clearer than ‘I’ve never taken drugs.'”
July 2010: “As long as I live, I will deny it. There was absolutely no way I forced people, encouraged people, told people, helped people, facilitated. Absolutely not. One hundred percent.”
Jan 2011: “If you’re trying to hide something, you wouldn’t keep getting away with it for 10 years. Nobody is that clever.”
May 2011: “Twenty-plus-year career, 500 drug controls worldwide, in and out of competition. Never a failed test. I rest my case.”
June 2012: “I have never doped … I have competed as an endurance athlete for 25 years with no spike in performance, passed more than 500 drug tests and never failed one.”
Jan 2013: “All the fault and all the blame here falls on me. I viewed this situation as one big lie that I repeated a lot of times. I made my decisions. They are my mistakes, and I am sitting here today to acknowledge that and to say I’m sorry for that.”
1. Shut up Legs. – Jens Voigt
2. As long as I breathe, I attack. – Bernard Hinault
3. If you brake, you don’t win. – Mario Cipollini
4. Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever. – Lance Armstrong
5. Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades. – Eddy Mercx
6. It doesn’t get any easier, you just get faster. – Greg Lemond
The 10 Best Cycling Quotes in no particular order…
1. Studies have shown that riding a bicycle everyday makes you more awesome than the general population.
2. You can’t buy happiness but you can buy a bike and that’s pretty close.
3. Put the fun between your legs.
4. Turn it off ride your bike.
5. Don’t know if it’s illegal to be handsome and ride a bike at the same time but whatever, I live dangerously.
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6. This is my gym.
7. This one runs on fat and saves you money. This one runs on money and makes you fat.
8. My biggest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my bicycles for what I told her they cost.
9. I have too many bikes. Said no cyclist, ever.
10. I Love Cycling