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What’s Your Favorite Bike Quote? Tell Us for Chance to Win a New Osprey Bike Bag!

September 22nd, 2010

“Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.”Grant Petersen

There are a lot of excellent bike quotes out there and in conjunction with this week’s official Osprey Bike Blog launch we want to know your favorites!

Submit your favorite bike quote via Twitter, Facebook or leave a comment right here on the blog for chance to win! We’ll be choose two winners who will get their choice of one our new bike bags: the Momentum and the Metron.

We’ll be taking submissions until Wednesday September 29.

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  1. September 22nd, 2010 at 16:41 | #1

    “When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking.” – Arthur Conan Doyle :-)

  2. September 22nd, 2010 at 16:47 | #2

    I personally have two:

    Life is like riding a bicycle – in order to keep your balance, you must keep moving. ~Albert Einstein

    Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling. ~James E. Starrs

  3. Ryan Michelle
    September 22nd, 2010 at 16:49 | #3

    Because I am soon to be married, I find this one quite comical to share with the riding community :o )

    The bicycle is just as good company as most husbands and, when it gets old and shabby, a woman can dispose of it and get a new one without shocking the entire community. ~Ann Strong

    You go Ann – scream it to the world!!

  4. Bryan
    September 22nd, 2010 at 17:11 | #4

    “Life is like a ten speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use.” by Charles M. Schulz

  5. September 22nd, 2010 at 17:28 | #5

    For city bicycling to catch on we need a revolution in our society’s infrastructure. Right now a city rider needs to be a road warrior, and the bike needs to be cheap and ugly so it won’t get stolen. That’s not a bike friendly culture.

    - Gary Fisher

    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them.

    –Ernest Hemingway

  6. September 22nd, 2010 at 17:46 | #6

    “Never a bad time to ride”

  7. David Weaver
    September 22nd, 2010 at 17:50 | #7

    “Every hour on a bike is an hour spent in perfect balance” Jacquie Phelan

  8. David Nicholson
    September 22nd, 2010 at 18:06 | #8

    “Anyone who rides a bike is a friend of mine!”. -Gary Fisher

  9. Kevin
    September 22nd, 2010 at 18:52 | #9

    “Get a bicycle. You will not regret it if you live. ” Mark Twain

    (although I believe Mr. Twain was suggesting that the old fashioned “big wheeled” bikes of his day were dangerous… I think the quote is still appropriate today due to the danger of all the “big wheeled” SUVs speeding down our streets.

  10. Mark M
    September 22nd, 2010 at 19:04 | #10

    “Every time I see an adult on a bicycle, I no longer despair for the future of the human race.” — H.G. Wells

  11. Belinda Gruszka
    September 22nd, 2010 at 19:12 | #11

    You never have the wind with you – either it is against you or you’re having a good day. ~Daniel Behrman

  12. September 22nd, 2010 at 19:12 | #12

    “If you worried about falling off the bike, you’d never get on.” Lance Armstrong

  13. Chad Dean
    September 22nd, 2010 at 20:08 | #13

    “I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride my bike
    I want to ride my bicycle
    I want to ride it where I like” – Freddy Mercury of Queen

  14. September 22nd, 2010 at 20:33 | #14

    It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.

    – Ernest Hemingway

  15. kris
    September 23rd, 2010 at 04:56 | #15

    “Let our people travel light and free on their bicycles.” –Edward Abbey

  16. September 23rd, 2010 at 10:06 | #16

    “I´d rather buy a 10.000 euro bike than a car”

  17. Jeff Morris
    September 23rd, 2010 at 13:57 | #17

    “Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.”

    - John F. Kennedy

  18. Elizabeth
    September 23rd, 2010 at 14:29 | #18

    A bicycle does get you there and more…. And there is always the thin edge of danger to keep you alert and comfortably apprehensive. Dogs become dogs again and snap at your raincoat; potholes become personal. And getting there is all the fun. ~Bill Emerson

  19. Josh W
    September 23rd, 2010 at 15:45 | #19

    Bicycling is a big part of the future. It has to be. There’s something wrong with a society that drives a car to workout in a gym. – Bill Nye the Science Guy

  20. allison
    September 23rd, 2010 at 17:36 | #20

    Don’t upgrade. Ride up grades. -Eddy Mercx

  21. Dustin
    September 23rd, 2010 at 18:29 | #21

    Give a man a fish and feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and feed him for a lifetime. Teach a man to cycle and he will realize fishing is stupid and boring. –Desmond Tutu

  22. September 24th, 2010 at 21:30 | #22

    Riding or Hiding?

  23. Joe Pietro
    September 24th, 2010 at 22:10 | #23

    You don’t quit riding
    because you get old,
    You get old because
    you quit riding

  24. September 25th, 2010 at 04:31 | #24

    I’ve never heard anything more true about the bike industry than, “Cheap, Light, Strong. Pick two” -Keith Bontrager.

  25. Chad Dean
    September 27th, 2010 at 20:07 | #25

    “Let a man find himself, in distinction from others, on top of two wheels”
    — Leon Trotsky (1879-1940), Russian revolutionary

  26. Jeff Smith
    September 27th, 2010 at 20:08 | #26

    ‘Cycling is like church. Participate, many people do; understand, many people do not.’ Ted SorbaCSRA chapter.

  27. Lauren Kessler
    September 27th, 2010 at 20:16 | #27

    The bicycle will accomplish more for women’s sensible dress than all the reform movements that have ever been waged. ~Author Unknown

  28. Darrin
    September 27th, 2010 at 20:38 | #28

    I’ve got a bike, you can ride it if you like.
    It’s got a basket, a bell that rings
    And things to make it look good.
    I’d give it to you if I could, but I borrowed it.
    -Syd Barrett

  29. Chris Jung
    September 27th, 2010 at 21:45 | #29

    @Lauren Kessler
    I guess that depends on your definition of sensible dress. Take a look at Copenhagen on a Saturday evening, and you’ll see everything from miniskirts with stilettos to sealskin coats with fashionable wellingtons.

  30. Patrice Carlton
    September 27th, 2010 at 22:37 | #30

    Cycle tracks will abound in Utopia. ~H.G. Wells

  31. Jill
    September 27th, 2010 at 23:52 | #31

    Messengers and mountain bikers share a common chromosome. ~James Bethea

  32. Rodney Ley
    September 28th, 2010 at 00:53 | #32

    Nobody cares that you ride a fixe.

  33. Glenn Peck
    September 28th, 2010 at 08:10 | #33

    It was 1996 at Specialized Cactus Cup on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler, British Columbia. The racers are staging in the start area before the men’s xc epic. A 10 year old boy is scouring the racers in the coaral and he yells out to one:

    “Hey, are you Ned Overend?”

    Ned replies, “Why yes I am.”

    the kid says emphatically, “Sweet!” then jumps on his bike and rides away.

  34. September 28th, 2010 at 18:16 | #34

    “There is nothing like walking to get the feel of a country. A fine landscape is like a piece of music; it must be taken at the right tempo. Even a bicycle goes too fast.” ~Paul Scott Mowrer, The House of Europe

    The beauty of a bike is experienced as one glances across the precipice and beholds the wonder of creation. ~ abe 2010

  35. September 29th, 2010 at 03:31 | #35

    @allison ;) the very one I’ve always loved

  36. September 29th, 2010 at 16:05 | #36

    allison :Don’t upgrade. Ride up grades. -Eddy Mercx

    ;) Always been my favorite as well…

  37. October 2nd, 2010 at 14:16 | #37

    Every pedal stroke enhances my life- linda guerrrette

  38. jallyne
    December 21st, 2010 at 22:38 | #38

    Everytime a see an adult on a bicycle I no longer despair for the future of the human race. -HG Wells

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