Racing quotes or statements from interviews, books, etc.

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:14 am

Such a long, long way and then fatigue hit me in such a way it felt like my stomach was flapping on my backbone. - Eileen Sheridan, talking about her record breaking ride from Land's End to John o' Groats in 1954.

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Postby CXCommuter » Fri Feb 23, 2018 9:57 am

I do like this quote:
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Postby Derny Driver » Tue Mar 06, 2018 10:44 pm

"To prepare for a race there is nothing better than a good pheasant, some champagne and a woman."
Jacques Anquetil

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Postby Farmer Elvis » Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:10 pm

^^^^ what a quote!

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 10:26 am

Pain is weakness leaving the body. - United States Marine Corps

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Postby Big Pete 1 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:23 am

"It's like wrestling a Gorilla. You don't quit when you're tired. You quit when the Gorilla is tired." - Fausto Coppi.

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Postby P!N20 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:00 am

It was everyone for themselves on the way down. We were just surviving. I was on my bike crying on the descent. I don’t ever feel sorry for myself, but it was one of the moments when — apart from being a commando and doing extremely hard things — I have never suffered so hard in my life. - Dag Otto Lauritzen recounting the descent of the Passo di Gavia at the 1988 Giro d'Italia.

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Postby Chuck » Wed May 02, 2018 9:40 pm

"Yes"
LA on Oprah.
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Postby P!N20 » Fri May 04, 2018 9:24 am

I sometimes used to sit on my bike, weeping with the the pain. - Eddy Merckx

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Postby P!N20 » Thu May 24, 2018 1:00 pm

...at its best an early morning ride can have a sort of mystical quality to it, like the earth is a giant set of rollers and your pedal strokes are raising the sun. - Eben Weiss

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Postby ironhanglider » Thu May 24, 2018 11:02 pm

Ride lots. - Eddy Merckx.

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Postby P!N20 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:42 pm

Losing is not coming second. It's finishing knowing you could have done better. - Andrew Lauterstein.

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Postby P!N20 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:47 pm

Somewhere he is out there, training while I am not. One day, when we meet, he will win. - Mike Krzyzewski

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Postby P!N20 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:39 pm

There are no miracles. No freak victories. No God given genetic favours you can call on. You are all together devouring pavement like a whirring hurricane, yet you are all alone. Only you. Containing pain in a poker faced grimace so that others can't profit from it. Clenching your teeth. Holding strong when reason tells you to let go. The endless monologue rattling through your brain, coaxing you through it, striking deals with your legs. In this most circular pursuit everything always comes back to the beginning. Infinite. Hour upon hour given to the marginal victories of improvement. A little bit better than last week. The mind always tries to complicate, but the road to success is so enduringly simple. Just keep pedalling. - Pedla

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