36 Cycling Quotes For Dark Work Days

1st December 2014

Don’t let the dark and chilly weather put you off. Here are some great motivational tips to brighten up your daily commute and get your day off to a sunny start…!

To start, these are appropriate for any time for the year and a cyclist of any nature, however they work well when those dark, cold mornings are casting a shadow over your morning ride…

  • “The best routes are the ones you haven’t yet ridden.”
  • “Your legs are not giving out. Your head is giving up. Keep going.”
  • “The bicycle is a curious vehicle. Its passenger is its engine.” – John Howard
  • “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 driving through as you gain by riding a bicycle.”  – Ernest Hemingway
  • “Discipline is the bridge between your cycling goals and cycling success.” – Felicity Luckey
  • “No matter how slow you go, you are still lapping everyone on the couch.”
  • “Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.”
  • “Hills. We love them. We hate them. They make us strong. They make us weak. Today I chose to embrace hills.” – Hal Higdon
  • “When you have such a good workout, it clears everything up mentally, physically and you just have a better day.” – Minka Kelly
  • “Have you ever pushed yourself to your limit? Then how do you know that you have one?”
  • “I may not be the strongest, I may not be the fastest, but I’ll be damned if I’m not trying my hardest.”
  • “May your rubber side remain down and shiny side up.”
  • “Life is like a ten speed. Most of us have gears we never use.” – Charles Shultz
  • “The bicycle is a simple solution to some of the world’s most complicated problems.”
  • “Bicycling is the nearest approximation I know to the flight of birds.” – Louis J. Helle Jr
  • “Kid, you’ll move mountains! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting. So… get on your way!” – Dr Seuss
  • “Nothing compares with the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” – John F. Kennedy
  • “A bad attitude is like a flat tyre… you can’t go anywhere until you change it.”
  • “The brave may not live forever, but the cautious do not live at all.”
  • “Go as far as you can see. When you get there, you’ll be able to see farther.”
  • “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work and learning from failure.”
  • “There may be people who have more talent than you, but there’s no excuse for anyone to work harder than you do.”
  • “If you continuously compete with others, you become bitter. But if you continuously compete with yourself, you become better.”
  • “Whether you think you’re ready or not, just start right now. There is magic in action.”
  • “The pain that you’ve been feeling can’t compare to the joy that’s coming.”
  • “You can’t get much done in life if you only work on the days when you feel good.”
  • “To create more positive results in your life, replace ‘if only’ with ‘next time’.”
  • “Work until your idols become your rivals.”
  • “If you wait for perfect conditions, you’ll never get anything done.”
  • “Life is a climb, but the view is great.”
  • “A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness.” – James E Starrs
  • “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.” – Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • “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
  • “I finally concluded that all failure was from a wobbling will rather than a wobbling wheel.” – Frances E. Willard
  • “Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love.” – Johan Museeuw
  • “After my training wheels, my first real bike was a Schwinn, and my first time out, I rode down a hill, didn’t know how to stop, and ran right into a tree. So, that was a nice experience … like realizing, oh, there are brakes!” – Robin Williams

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