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    Inspirational / Motivational Quotes to help u keep going

    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?
    Your quote is, I believe from Tom Muccia
    One I use all the time:
    ".....it's better than working...."

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    Oatmeal Beats No Meal

    Joe "I am a little rat dropping" LeBold's dad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    Inspirational / Motivational Quotes to help u keep going ?
    My Fav

    Jesus loves you, Everyone else thinks you're an A S S H O L E

    always puts a smile on my face

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    Do or Do not, there is no try. -yoda

    I don't want to not live, because of fear of what could happen. -Laird Hamilton.

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    Complex Systems?.......

    ya gotta have complex systems otherwise you can't have interesting emergencies.

    Not sure who..James Howell?

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    I'm not here for a long time, I'm here for a good time.
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    Not all pain is gain.

    For every winner, there are hundreds of loosers.

    For every cloud, there is a silver lining, but lightning kills hundreds of people every year that are looking for it.

    You miss every shot you don't take, and statistically speaking, 99% of the shots you do.

    Hard work pays off after time, but lazieness pays off right now.

    If you can't learn to do something well, learn to enjoy it doing it poorly.

    It could be the purpose of your life is to serve as warning to others.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

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    Pain is temporary quitting is forever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor!
    Pain is temporary quitting is forever.
    Edit: I forgot to say a real Lance quote. I aint no fan but I like the quote!
    Trev!

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    Ooh, ooh ... here's mine

    There are no stupid questions, but there are a LOT of inquisitive idiots.

    I wish I could take credit for this, but I borrowed it from this site ... http://www.despair.com/indem.html#viewall

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?
    i hear that long ago and dont know who says it.

    i read one that say people need ride up grades, not buy up grades and think it say much.

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    Better to have and not need then to need and not have.

    Practice does not make perfect. Only perfect practice makes practice perfect.
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    "A watched pot never boils"

    -Kareem Abdul Jabbar

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    Albert Einstein

    "In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity"

    Apparently, I've been given my fair share of opportunity.
    'If Wal-Mart sold parachutes, who would jump?' Frank Havnoonian (quoting his father) Drexel Hill Cyclery

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    "Do it again. This time, with feewing." -- Bruce Lee.

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    some that I unfortunately live by...
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    "Shut up and ride" (me)

    "Quit whining, you little b!tch" (reserved for use with males) (also me)

    "It's not about the ride, it's about The Ride" (I dunno - I've seen it a lot on MTBR)

    "Nice Ass!" (works with men as well as women who don't know you) (me again)

    "It's just a flesh wound!" (Monty Python)

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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    and of course the one stamped directly on the top tube of one of my bikes....
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    "second place is the first loser."

    i'll be a great dad someday.

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    "You cant polish a turd"

    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?
    Dont ask me why....

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    my fav

    "It doesn't get any easier...you just get faster" -John Tomac

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    Dont ask me why....
    i was always told you can polish a turd, but all you get is a shiny turd.

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    i think Greg Lemond said that?

    "It doesn't get any easier...you just get faster" -John Tomac
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    "....move your @ss, you sorry piece of sh!t!"

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    Here's another

    "Scars are tatoos with stories."
    I heard this from a guy I was riding with in California couple of weeks ago.

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    Years back in a mtb mag they had a word of the day and people would write in a quote using that word. One I'll never forget, risk. 'We take risks not to escape life, but to keep life from escaping us.'

    I've got cold beer in the truck...and jerky!!

    Pedal, Pedal, Pedal, Pedal...

    see also signature below!!
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    related to the 1st

    Quote Originally Posted by Drewdane
    "Shut up and ride" (me)
    "Stop trying to ride your bike. Just ride your bike!"

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    Matt beat me to it but:

    "There's beer in the truck" -always did it for me.

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    I thought it was:

    "Bleeding is the body's way of getting rid of weakness."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rb_daniel
    "second place is the first loser."

    i'll be a great dad someday.
    I actually overheard my friend's dad say this at a race "You know I'm expecting you to win, second is only the first loser". Apperently he grew up hearing that quite often. I'm not sure I reccomend it.

    BTW he would have won but was disqualified for bunny hoping over a barrier to pass the first place guy who wouldn't let him around.

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    Be alert...

    The world needs more lerts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zignzag
    Be alert The world needs more lerts.

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    Less talking more riding -- Me

    Shut up and ride -- Me again

    We would all be having more fun if you would stop whining -- Me again

    Damn, I wonder why I find it so hard to keep riding partners?
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    General stuff I've scammed over the years - sorry, authors mostly unknown. Broken into two groups: funny and insprational.

    Funny

    There are only two types of bikers.......those who are crashing.........those who are about to crash

    Who needs college when you have Google?

    For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction ...and sometimes a scar!

    American Standard is a brand of toilet, not a world-wide way of life.

    Confidence is that feeling you have before you fully understand the problem.

    The Content may contain inaccuracies and/or typographical errors. (American Airlines Website disclaimer)

    Oh, riding at night in Africa is not advisable by the way, if you are not bitten, trampled or poisoned, you are bound to be hijacked by some geurillas with AK47's.

    Man who says something cannot be done should not interupt man doing it.

    I have more enthusiasm than skill.


    Insprational

    "It's not that you are better than someone else, it's that you are better than you used to be"

    Nothing in life is difficult, somethings just take longer. (I actually came up with that one)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?

    I like the think "The only way out is through." when I'm feeling beaten down. Keeps me from trying to turn back.
    We all get it in the end.

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    another Einstein

    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"
    A dirty book is rarely dusty

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    Smile

    "It's only pain..."


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    It is inevitable ...

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    From the Gunnery Sgt R. Lee Ermey Motivational Action Figure
    (Remember, it's not a doll maggot, it is a Motivational Action Figure)

    "Motivation and confidence is the key to success. Now drop down and give me 25 and wipe that **** eating grin off your face."

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    Its only a hill...

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    I heard it a bit different.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hollis
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge"
    Are you sure about that?

    Check my sig. I hope I havn't had the quote wrong all these years. I read it many, many years ago and found it a very hopeful message. I may not be the brightest bulb in the chandelier, but I don't have to be.
    Imagination is more important than intelligence. - Albert Einstein

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    Yeah I gotta question. You got any excuses tonight Roy ? -Antonio Tarver

    There is room for it all, just ride what you like to on what you like to...that's freeriding. -rbn14



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    From the Nike commercial

    "The man who says he can and the man who says he can't are both right, which one are YOU?"

    Don't eat yellow snow - Zappa

    This is tighter than a bull's a$$hole in fly season (refering to bolts, cheap people, anything tight) - Rich Thomas

    She's so ugly she could scare birdsh!t off a fence post. - Rich Thomas
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    New question here.

    "Savour the accidental beauty of life in whatever small portions are dished out to you. And ask not why you ride. Ask why you don't ride more."

    Mike Ferrintino, Bike magazine sometime in the early 90's


    Not your typical 'inspirational' quote, but whenever i think of this one, whether lying in bed at night, driving my car, daydreaming at work or whatever, i ask myself that question and i'm just filled with an incredible desire to get on my bike.
    It's kinda hard to describe, kinda freaky, but supereffective. Why not?

    I try use the word 'love' sparingly these days. I used to be like 'Man i love ice-cream/pizza/BMW's/small bikinis/sunsets/walks on the beach etc etc. Now that word is reserved for specific people, specific experiences.....and riding my bike. Ok, sometimes for small bikinis on the right people

    Occasionally, there are times when for some or other reason, i haven't ridden for a while. Eventually i go for a ride and when i'm out there, cranks spinning, heart pounding, loving every second, i start to think.....'Why don't i ride more?' I become confounded, baffled, dumbstruck....

    'WHY DON'T I RIDE MORE?'
    If I wanted your opinion I'd give it to you

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    Quote Originally Posted by dir-T
    I actually overheard my friend's dad say this at a race "You know I'm expecting you to win, second is only the first loser". Apperently he grew up hearing that quite often. I'm not sure I reccomend it.

    .
    LOL ....., maybe not laughing, but can admit to hearing that train of thought from both my dad AND my high school track coach way back when. Really turned me off to competitions, for the most part....

    As for my quote to add, I'll go with "If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it !!!"

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    read signature..................I hate it when she's right.

    She was behind the newspaper in the recliner, dead serious as I was trying to explain why I needed XTR vs. XT.

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    I may not have the best of everything, but I have the best everything that matters.

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    I have heard and like the quote:-
    "I'm here for a good time, not a long time"

    My personal favourite is this:-
    "The best view of ones soul is from beyond the edge looking back"
    I've always taken it as the only way to know yourself andf to feel alive is to do things that challenge,push or scare you, only then can you know what it feels like to be alive"

    Oh, and my own one:-
    "Nature, it's the closest were gunna get to God before we die!"

    Good thread!

    Max,

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    "I've seen a lot of people who thought they were cool, but then again lord I've seen a lot of fools."

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    "Qual Dich, Du Sau!" Udo Boelts to Jan Ullrich in the '97 TdF, when Jan was struggling in the mountains. jan went on to win the TdF. It's on all of my stems. I'm hoping what worked for him, will work for me. I guess I'm a dreamer.

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    "Ask a king or a beggar
    And the answer they'll give
    Is we're all gonna be
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    We're all gonna be just
    Dirt in the ground"

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    I used to be with it. Then, they changed what "it" is, and now what I'm with is no longer "it". And whatever "it" is, is strange and confusing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shwaa
    "A watched pot never boils"

    -Kareem Abdul Jabbar
    Haha ... you can't be serious. That quote predates the discovery of North America.

    Kn.
    I used to be with it. Then, they changed what "it" is, and now what I'm with is no longer "it". And whatever "it" is, is strange and confusing.

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    "Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead."

    - Homer Simpson

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?

    I like 'pain is only a weakness leaving the body' but who said it?

    "Pain is only weekness leaving the body" was something I first started hearing in the military. The Army tends to use it quite a bit.

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    A couple of my favorites

    I say these whenever I crash or see one happen:

    "My pain hurts, your pain makes me laugh."
    "Flesh heals, aluminum doesn't."

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    "...Aren't those Coyotes???"
    During a night ride where I got lost with a friend of mine.

    After the ride:
    "I was waiting for you to strat crying for me to do so"

    "Your wife is going to be pissed off if we get any more delayed"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuelish
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    As for my quote to add, I'll go with "If it ain't broke, don't "fix" it !!!"
    Well... 'if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet..'

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    the only difference between a steeping stone and stumbling block is .......


    attitude
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself" - FDR

    "Cowards die many times before their deaths" - W.S.- Caesar

    "No one gets out of here alive" - Jim Morrison

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    or this version

    Quote Originally Posted by rzozaya1969
    Well... 'if it ain't broke, it doesn't have enough features yet..'
    If it ain't broke, fix it until it breaks

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    Good job! Roflmao!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by jerkbox
    "Life is just one crushing defeat after another until you just wish Flanders was dead."

    - Homer Simpson
    thank you, I needed that one
    Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me

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    All Pain is Temporary no matter how long it last.

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    My favorites

    "Do onto others as you would have done onto you"
    The Golden Rule. I live by this and hate it when others don't

    "Some of my best memories were made on a bicycle"
    My own creation

    "It is better to fail at trying than to succeed at doing nothing at all"
    Sometime my dad said to me when I graduate from high school.

    My signature below...
    Some of my happiest memories in life took place on my bicycles. - Me

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    Almost...

    [QUOTE=deoreo"No one gets out of here alive" - Jim Morrison[/QUOTE]

    Not to be a d!ck but I believe its "No one here gets out alive".

    My yearbook quote (egads he quoting his yearbook!) was from the Doors:

    "Before I sink into the big sleep, I want to hear, I want to hear the scream of the butterfly".

    Man did a lot of people think I was on drugs (I wasn't) after they read that one!

    John

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    Amazing

    No one has posted the oldest one in the cycling book!

    "It's all downhill from here!"

    Great stuff guys!
    "There are those who would say there's something pathological about the need to ride, and they're probably on to something. I'd wager though that most of the society-approved compulsions leave deeper scars in the psyche than a need to go and ride a bicycle on a mountain." Cam McRea

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    "You must believe to achieve." On a poster with a solo rider on a bike (must have been late '70's or so, he had that original Bell helmet) on a lonely road in the dead of winter. Sometimes motivates me to work out when I'd otherwise be slackin'

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    A few

    "Move your ass, and your mind will follow." (I think I got this out of a DirtRag years back)


    "It's not about winning or losing. It's about beating your bud to the car and drinking his beer."


    Ride more. B!tch less.


    Eat to ride. Ride to eat.


    When I'm riding, my problems can't keep up. (Think I got this out of a Bicycling mag).


    Mud, Blood and Gears.


    I've dropped my beer, and I can't unclip.


    Dang, that bike sure looks fast. (Said to a bud who's drag-assing on a ride.) Followed with "Too bad you're on it."


    It's gonna get ugly. (A fave of my ride bud when he's looking to lay some "smackdown.")


    Racing makes you stronger.


    Who let the skinny guy lead? (Group ride question; he was skinny AND fast.)


    I can't believe I brought my boyfriend. (Said by a lady rider in front of a bunch of other riders after he bungled a tricky section she just cleared.) (They're married now.)


    Go fast - get dirty.


    Watch out for that ............ TREE!!!
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    During another night ride (I'm not making this up, seriously) a light focused up across a cane plantation and then we could hear a big engine starting and a vehicle moving:

    "Everybody run for their lives... those are not cops!!!!"

    It was so motivational that even one of my friends who fell and hurt his ankle was riding like to the finish line of the Olympics. This happened. Again, I'm not making this up.
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    The beatings will continue until moral improves!

    You can take the girl out of the trailer park but, you can not take the trailer park out of the girl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainman
    "It's only pain..."


    R.
    That was by my rugby coach after he "un" dislocated my thumb!
    It's only pain......

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    "what's that noise?"...."TRAIN!!!"

    We hauled ass immediately.

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    BTW = There are some good quote collections online

    From: http://www.10ktruth.com/the_quotes/cycle.htm

    "But to say that the race is the metaphor for the life is to miss the point. The race is everything. It obliterates whatever isn't racing. Life is the metaphor for the race."
    Donald Antrim


    "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft... As for me, give me a fixed gear!"
    Henri Desgrange


    "The riders come out, knights for the tournament, neck to thigh in slippery lycra with the sheen of deep space condoms, faired helmets on their heads like the glans from another galaxy and neoprene pixyboots to slide the air around their feet, mounted on gaudily caparisoned donkeys — the carbon fibre monocoque monoblade."
    James Waddington, Bad to the Bone


    "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."
    Scott Martin


    See also: http://www.calcycling.org/quotations.php

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    Hey JRM,
    I love that quote myself and used to say it all the time, now I say:
    "You can't polish a turd, but you can sure as hell paint it!"

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    "I heard that Count Dracula has thousands of coffins and he sleeps in a different one everynight, I don't know if it's true, that's just what I've heard." Dale Gribble

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    I also like this one:
    "If Tommy jumped off a cliff, would you do it?" HELL YEAH I WOULD DO IT!!!!!

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    Better you than me!
    WWXD.
    What would Xena do?
    She used to clean the whole trail.

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    My own

    "If at first you don't succeed,
    Grab less brake and trust your speed."
    My bed comforts my body. Sleep comforts my mind. The trail comforts my soul. And without a soul, what is a body anyway?

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    dang

    Quote Originally Posted by Warp2003
    During another night ride (I'm not making this up, seriously) a light focused up across a cane plantation and then we could hear a big engine starting and a vehicle moving:

    "Everybody run for their lives... those are not cops!!!!"

    It was so motivational that even one of my friends who fell and hurt his ankle was riding like to the finish line of the Olympics. This happened. Again, I'm not making this up.
    now thats interesting man. What was that, some anal plantation security guard?
    My bed comforts my body. Sleep comforts my mind. The trail comforts my soul. And without a soul, what is a body anyway?

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    Not inspirational:

    At work, whenever someone asks about taking a vacation day, I always say "Request denied, resubmit in 30 days for final disapproval."
    You see, in this world there's two kinds of people, my friend: Those with loaded guns and those who dig. You dig.

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    Three I like

    1.) "You want to go faster? Pedal harder..."

    Floyd Landis, I think.

    2.) "Anything worth doing is worth doing badly."

    G.K. Chesterton. Nice reminder that if you love something, do it no matter how much you suck at it.

    3.) "Eat right. Get lots of sleep. Drink plenty of fluids. Go like hell."

    Nike poster my friend had in high school, with a picture of a roadie flying down a road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluronthetrails
    now thats interesting man. What was that, some anal plantation security guard?
    I don't think so. Sugar Cane plantations almost grow up by themselves. That's why so popular down there.

    Our bet is that those were taking care of other kind of "plantation" in the middle of the canes... obviously we didn't stayed there to guess what was it.

    That stuff with the coyotes was scary... we were lost in the middle of nowhere, at night and we heard some coyote howls... the feeling is not funny.
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    "I've never met a hill I would not walk." - Chris Cannon, aka: Dalerider

    Another great one.

    "Mountain biking is a misunderstood sport...especially when you miss the technical section you thought you understood."

    - Chris Cannon, aka: Dalerider

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    Not very motivational.

    "Does anyone have any questions? And remember, there are no dumb questions. Yes? You in the back, the retard with the dumb question..."

    -Inignot

    But really, some good ones are in me sig.
    Nothing left to lose, & half mad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pavlov's Dog
    "Bleeding is the body's way of getting rid of weakness."
    "I ain't got time to bleed"

    - Jesse Ventura after getting shot in Predator

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    Pain

    Pain - It lets you know your not dead yet!
    don't question why you ride but rather why you don't ride more.

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    would you get anything done if you followed this one?

    "Eat before you are hungry.
    Drink before you are thirsty.
    Rest before you are tired.
    Cover up before you are cold.
    Peel off before you are hot.
    Don't drink or smoke on tour.
    Never ride just to prove yourself."
    Paul de Vivie, aka Velocio

    don't question why you ride but rather why you don't ride more.

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    It is not the falling that hurts, it is the sudden stop at the bottom that getz ya!
    Go Vols!

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    "Nothing is worse than having an itch you can never scratch."

    "Then we're stupid, and we'll die."

    "I'm not in the business. I am the business."
    old fart cyclist

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    "we must give up all hope of a better yesterday"

    "Never poke a dead bear with a short stick"


    My beloved mom (unless she got them somewhere else)
    WWXD.
    What would Xena do?
    She used to clean the whole trail.

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    oh, mother motivators:

    "When I die, I'll come back to haunt you like the worst case of diahrea you'll ever have"
    "MOVE or GET RUN OVER"
    "Eat it or wear it"
    "You think you look silly, wait until I come to school with you and drool at the table behind you"
    "You can quit now, and work all summer to pay for the fees"
    old fart cyclist

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    "You be you, I'll be riding"--hijacked from someone on MTBR

    "You first after me"

    "B1tch less, ride more"
    Press "1" for English. Press "2" to be deported

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    "Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory last forever" -The Replacements

    "Half of baseball is 90% mental" -Yogi Berra

    "When you come to a fork in the road, take it" -Yogi again

    "Half your games you win, half your games you lose, and the other half either get rained out or you tie" - Yogi again.

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    "The light that you see at the end of the tunnel is a train."

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    Even my mistakes are flawless. Me

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryan123
    There are heaps around... what are the best ones you have heard?
    Good thread!

    "I want to die in my sleep like my grandfather... Not screaming and yelling like the passengers in his car."

    "Since light travels faster than sound, people appear bright until you hear them speak."
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    Hi dude how are you today?..... and how is your wife, and my kids?

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    Got this one from the Bike & Bean website:

    There is nothing like
    the trail before us,
    the day ahead of us,
    the dust behind us,
    and life upon us...


    That's more beautiful than any prayer I've ever heard

    But "Oatmeal Beats No Meal," holy crap why do I find that quote so funny??
    "We sat outside the dentist, tooting a horn on the guy's bike."-overheard in the Underground

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    Quote Originally Posted by Christine
    Got this one from the Bike & Bean website:

    There is nothing like
    the trail before us,
    the day ahead of us,
    the dust behind us,
    and life upon us...


    That's more beautiful than any prayer I've ever heard

    But "Oatmeal Beats No Meal," holy crap why do I find that quote so funny??
    Saw this one in a bike shop seven years ago. "If your ship doesn't come in; swim out to it." This quote runs through my head at least three times a month. Cool thread.
    Ripping trails and tipping ales

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    "Teamwork is me telling a whole bunch of people what to do."

    Don't know who said it, but I like it.
    Bikes are my time machines.

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    Cheer up things could be worse!
    So I cheered up,
    Sure enough things got worse.

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