Author Topic: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"  (Read 7306 times)

Manotea

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Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« on: October 01, 2010, 10:47:25 am »
I was very impressed by Hellymedic's comment,

"One of the aspects I really treasure about Audax is being able to choose how much or little company to have for a ride".

With the authors permission, I shall be including this in Manotea's Little Black Book of Hardcore Homilies.

Another personal favourite is, "If I can do this, anybody can" , (Mal Volio on the BCM, IIRC).

What's your line?

hellymedic

  • Just do it!
Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2010, 10:53:11 am »
The secret of success is to know which pains to ignore and which to cure.

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2010, 10:53:21 am »
"Long rides are just like short rides, only longer."

No idea who said it.

Martin

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2010, 10:55:03 am »
"You can do PBP in 84 hrs and still get a good sleep every night"

(also MV IIRC)

"you are quite at libery to go and buy a pint too"

(rob; controlling with beer in hand at the bottom of One Tree Hill)

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2010, 10:57:40 am »
Salvatore's:  "The only thing that can follow a bad patch is a good patch (even in the 2007 German 1500 where the bad patch lasted for 700km)"

fboab

  • It's a fecking serious business, riding a bike
Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2010, 04:43:41 pm »
Pacing yourself is for wimps. Go as hard as can for as long as you can. What's the worst that can happen.


But I love Brian Mann's- also used by others of the CC Sudbury. Are we having fun yet?
TSS is not Total Sex Score, Chris!

AndyH

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2010, 05:17:05 pm »
"Training is for athletes, spotty youths, self-help book readers, bed-wetters and dog handlers."

Hummers

mattc

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Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2010, 05:36:19 pm »
Like fun, but different. - to describe any event, or conditions encountered on an event.

<don't know the originator, but Arabella is always quoting it>
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2010, 05:52:17 pm »
You have to include

"It's only a bike ride."


And Jim Hopper's

"If you're enjoying it, you're doing it wrong."

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2010, 05:57:07 pm »
"All hills are easy if you climb them slowly enough"

Caroline Alexander, one-time Raleigh MTB team rider, I think.

Whe  asked what her best sexual experience was, she said, "Meeting Greg LeMond in a BP petrol station."
And Darkness and Decay and the Coronavirus held illimitable dominion over all.

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2010, 06:13:15 pm »
Velvet pillows, safari parks, sunglasses: people have become woolly mice. They still have bodies that can walk for five days and four nights through a desert of snow, without food, but they accept praise for having taken a one-hour bicycle ride. 'Good for you.' Instead of expressing their gratitude for the rain by getting wet, people walk around with umbrellas. Nature is an old lady with few suitors these days, and those who wish to make use of her charms she rewards passionately.   

Tim Krabbe, The Rider

Not exactly pithy and probably not what you're after but it's a great paragraph.

eck

  • Gonna ride my bike until I get home...
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Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2010, 06:24:31 pm »
Another great image from the same book, that I've quoted before. A group of five riders is off the front, just managing to stay away:

"We are five men hanging motionless by our fingertips from a high windowsill, waiting until someone has to let go."
It's a bit weird, but actually quite wonderful.

LEE

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2010, 06:31:25 pm »
"Cycling doesn't get any easier, you just go faster".  Greg LeMond I think

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2010, 06:37:40 pm »
"Cycling Training doesn't get any easier, you just go faster".  Greg LeMond I think

FTFY.
It was Greg LeMond.

mattc

  • n.b. have grown beard since photo taken
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Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2010, 07:04:59 pm »
Velvet pillows, safari parks, sunglasses
...
<snip>

Tim Krabbe, The Rider

Not exactly pithy and probably not what you're after but it's a great paragraph.
Before anyone asks;
yes, (knowing Kev,) he probably did type that from memory.

[it is a great book - think I'll reread it in the January break]
Has never ridden RAAM
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No.11  Because of the great host of those who dislike the least appearance of "swank " when they travel the roads and lanes. - From Kuklos' 39 Articles

fungus

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Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #15 on: October 01, 2010, 08:26:00 pm »
Three of my favourites, nothing at all to do with Audax however.

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

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

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

My own, said to a guy riding LeJoG supported when he asked me where my kit was.  I pointed to my carradice & said: Travel light & ride smelly.
SR 2010/11/12/13/14/15
RRTY. PBP. LeJoG 1400. LEL.




Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #16 on: October 01, 2010, 08:42:25 pm »
Velvet pillows, safari parks, sunglasses
...
<snip>

Tim Krabbe, The Rider

Before anyone asks;
yes, (knowing Kev,) he probably did type that from memory.

I wish. My memory is getting worse by the day. Just forgot my mum's birthday and it's the same as my eldest daughter's  :-\

megajoules expenditure

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2010, 07:52:46 am »
Walking is only for people who've run out of inner tubes. 8)

I was very impressed by Hellymedic's comment,

"One of the aspects I really treasure about Audax is being able to choose how much or little company to have for a ride".

With the authors permission, I shall be including this in Manotea's Little Black Book of Hardcore Homilies.

Another personal favourite is, "If I can do this, anybody can" , (Mal Volio on the BCM, IIRC).

What's your line?

Wowbagger

  • Dez's butler
    • Musings of a Gentleman Cyclist
Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2010, 08:05:32 am »
Mark Twain only played golf because he hadn't tried Audax.
Eating's a serious business. Don't bollocks around wagging your tail.

chris

  • (aka chris)
Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2010, 08:12:50 am »
Can't remember who said this, but it stuck in my mind -

"If you finish behind me then you're out of time"


megajoules expenditure

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2010, 09:31:50 am »
Sounds like one from the 'Grim Reaper' when he was slow enough for this to be true.(the saying nolonger fits him anymore)

Can't remember who said this, but it stuck in my mind -

"If you finish behind me then you're out of time"



Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #21 on: October 04, 2010, 01:10:46 pm »
A 400 isn't just two 200's.

GrahamG

  • Babies bugger bicycling
Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #22 on: October 05, 2010, 09:54:57 am »
Whenever appropriate, I always like to point out 'nice road surface though!' Normally slogging up some relentless climb or during atrocious downpour.
Brummie in exile (may it forever be so)

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #23 on: October 05, 2010, 10:49:38 am »
Bianchi Boy: Audax is mainly about eating.

boab: (about Audax) It's a form of self harm.

Re: Some like it bittersweet; quotes that make you go, "Eh?"
« Reply #24 on: October 05, 2010, 12:34:39 pm »
Audax: Embrace your inner tramp.
"Yes please" said Squirrel "biscuits are our favourite things."