'Tis the season for quotations....


New Member
Feb 28, 2004
Your favourite (or most hated) cycling quote here...

Here's one from Iris Murdoch that I like:

"The bicycle is the most civilised
conveyance known to man.

Other forms of transport grow daily
more nightmarish.

Only the bicycle remains pure in heart."

- Iris Murdoch
Ivan Illich wrote:

"Man on bicycle can go three or four times faster than the pedestrian, but uses five times less energy in the process. He carries one gram of his weight over a kilometer of flat road at an expense of only 0.15 calories. The bicycle is the ideal transducer to match man's metabolic energy to the impedance of locomotion. Equipped with this tool, man outstrips the efficiency of not only all machines, but all animals as well."
Give a man a bike and he can train long hard hours until he become better.
Give a man a computer and internet access and he is a cycling guru instantly.