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    Got any good cycling sayings stored up? How about this one:

    Cycling is feeling the pain in your legs. Cycling is having a hard time. Riders who think too much fail
     
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    "Long is a relative term. A minute can seem like a month when you're pedalling uphill" Lance Armstrong
     
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    You cannot always win the race. One those days that you don't win, always remember that you were once the fastest and most victorious sperm out of hundreds of millions.
     
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    A silly one I use to keep me training hard:

    Pain is weakness leaving the body!
     
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    No ways is that a silly saying - It's a great training motto!
     
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    ;D ;D ;D I like this one best!! ;D ;D
     
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    :)Cycling is the most brutal sport there is ::)
    Big Mig ;D
     
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    Does any of you know Mader & Leth, they are the most famous cycling commentators in denmark, they often screw up in the Tour. In 96 when Riis won, one of them said Riis is lost 3 times before he realised that Riis had attacked then he said Riis has attacked 3 times :-/
     
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    Without passion, without a mission, you'll always be just another rider in the peloton.

    Until you establish a schedule, you're not really training - You're playing on a bike.

    Support is contagious. Give yours to someone else.

    Train hard. Rest harder.

    If you never confront climbs, you're missing the essence of the sport. With ascents come adversity. Without adversity there's no challenge. Without challenge, no improvement, no sense of accomplishment, no deep-down joy.

    Cycling is unique. No other sport lets you go like that -- where there's only the bike left to hold you up. If you ran as hard, you'd fall over. Your legs wouldn't support you.

    What was supposed to be a summer of fun on the bike turned into a year, then two years. It certainly wasn't a calculated plan to have a career as a cyclist.

    Pain is a big fat creature riding on your back. The farther you pedal, the heavier he feels. The harder you push, the tighter he squeezes your chest. The steeper the climb, the deeper he digs his jagged, sharp claws into your muscles.

    To be a cyclist is to be a student of pain....at cycling's core lies pain, hard and bitter as the pit inside a juicy peach. It doesn't matter if you're sprinting for an Olympic medal, a town sign, a trailhead, or the rest stop with the homemade brownies. If you never confront pain, you're missing the essence of the sport. Without pain, there's no adversity. Without adversity, no challenge. Without challenge, no improvement. No improvement, no sense of accomplishment and no deep-down joy. Might as well be playing Tiddly-Winks.

    Mont Ventoux is a god of Evil, to which sacrifices must be made. It never forgives weakness and extracts an unfair tribute of suffering.
    ;)
     
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    Sold! I'm getting myself one! Thanks IRB! ;)
     
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    To attack the pedals may be strenuous over the short run, but is an expression of trust in one's own powers, for with the bicycle everything depends on the self. Those who wish to control their own lives and move beyond existence as mere clients and consumers -- those people ride a bike. Wolfgang Sachs
     
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    You'll be glad you did! I read that book for a few minutes, and it makes me want to run right out and ride!!!!!
     
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    :p One of my favourites:

    "IN CYCLING EVERYONE SUFFERS. CHAMPIONS ARE ABLE TO SUFFER THAT LITTLE BIT LONGER"
     
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    "I rarely lose a race because I screwed up. I lose races because someone has better legs than me. Sure is easier to look in the mirror afterward that way"

    Rick Sorenson
     
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    Roadster, I'm busy tracking down the suppliers. Will let you know what they say. ;)
     
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    OK Roadster, I've tracked the book down. Exclusive Books can have it delivered to you within 21 days.
    Paperback: R184.00
    Hardback: R311.00

    Check here
     
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    I bought my copy at a local bookstore, but www.borders.com has it. I am not sure how and if they deliver to international locations (I am a real internet dummy).

    One quote from the book, said by Greg LeMond: "Cycling does not get any easier. You just go faster."
     
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    Wow, that was fast!! Thanks VO2, ;) I'll definitely order me one.
     
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