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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.
    "Do not touch the trim"

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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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    The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas.

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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.

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    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..."


    R.
    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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    Livestrong
    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."

    Ronnie Van Zant

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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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