Bike Quotes

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Terry Pratchett
“And gears," said Anathema. "My bike didn't have gears. I'm sure my bike didn't have gears."

Crowley leaned over to the angel. "Oh lord, heal this bike," he whispered sarcastically.

"I'm sorry, I just got carried away," hissed Aziraphale.”
Terry Pratchett, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch

Jamie McGuire
“After climbing off his bike, I smacked his shoulder. “Did you forget I was with you? Are you trying to get me killed?”
“It’s hard to forget you’re behind me when your thighs are squeezing the life out of me.” A smirk came with his next thought. “I couldn’t think of a better way to die, actually.”
“There is something very wrong with you.”
Jamie McGuire, Beautiful Disaster

Erik Pevernagie
“We may feel the world is slipping out of our hands and recognize that the core of our conceived blueprint is escaping us. Let us challenge, then, a point of resilience and get out of the weeds, clear our mind and figure out "who is who" in our lives, and gauge what is valuable in our mind. ("The dirty bike")”
Erik Pevernagie

Kelley Armstrong
“A word of advice about Ricky ..." Gabriel said as he swung his car from the end of the drive.

"Is it going to cost me?" I waved off his answer. "Whatever you're going to say, save your breath."

"I overheard him offering you a ride on his motorcycle. I don't believe you understand what that entails."

"Grass, gas, or ass. No one rides for free." I looked over at him. "I've seen the T-shirt."

"I don't think you're taking this seriously, Olivia. Do you know what a one-percenter is?"

I sighed. "Yes, Gabriel. It refers to the portion of bikers who belong to a professional motorcycle club. A gang. Ricky is one. As such, I'm going to guess that the only women who get to ride his bike are also riding him. Am I right?"

His mouth tightened as if he didn't appreciate the crass phrasing. "I'm afraid you're under some illusions about Ricky because he does not fit the stereotype."

"Oh, I'm not fooled. He may appear to be the heir to a criminal empire, but he's really an undercover cop, working tirelessly to overthrow his father's evil empire and restore justice and goodness to the land." I glanced over. "Am I close?"

Not even a hint of a smile.”
Kelley Armstrong, Omens

Simon R. Green
“I didn't know if I still had it in me to be really dangerous, but I thought so. It's like knocking someone off a bike with a baseball bat; you never really lose the knack.”
Simon R. Green, Something from the Nightside

“It's been a while since I've had sex. I figured it was just like riding a bike, the only difference is that after a while, the bike doesn't turn you over and ride you.”
Beatrice Stark Girl Detective

“It's the ride of life the journey from here to there living and loving every moment like we have none to spare.”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson, Highway Writings

“Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.”
James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist: Great Bicycling Scenes in Literature

“It's all part of my spirituality,
as the wind softly kisses my face,
and the world travels beneath me.”
Jess "Chief" Brynjulson, Highway Writings

Ana Claudia Antunes
“Walking with my doggy is so much fun!
And she makes me laugh, she makes me run.
Licking she likes to make some good new friends,
Kindly enough with cyclists who spin with no end.”
Ana Claudia Antunes, ACross Tic

“Marriage is a bike, not a unicycle”
Shon Hyneman , It's the Woman You Gave Me

Enrico Brizzi
“Se il vecchio Alex pedalava con l'energia disperata d'un Girardengo appena appena più basso e rock, non era solo per andare a un appuntamento, ma per allontanarsi da bordo ring, converrete. In ogni caso, stava pur sempre per incontrare Adelaide e così quel matto pedalava dinamico come nessuno, e mentre pedalava cantava White Man In Hammersmith Palais con voce bassa e stonata.”
Enrico Brizzi, Jack Frusciante Has Left the Band: A Love Story- with Rock 'n' Roll

Rafael Alberti
“Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que por las noches sueña
en alta voz la brisa
de plata de sus ruedas.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que canta cuando vuela
dormida, abriendo al sueño
una celeste senda.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que volando me lleva
por prados que no acaban
y mares que no empiezan.

Yo sé que tiene alas.
Que el día que ella quiera,
los cielos de la ida
ya nunca tendrá vuelta.”
Rafael Alberti

“Sometime I ride like demon and sometime my bike act like monster...

Sometime I ride it for passion and sometime because I am happy and sometime because I am in another world and thinking about something serious.”
Grim Reaper

“I slammed down on my hip first, followed by my shoulder, followed by my ego. It’s not often that I crash like this, but often enough that I’ve recognized a series of reactions that occurs by instinct rather than reason, which explains why they are so ridiculously misprioritized.

1. First thought: “I’m never riding a bike again.”
2. Pop quickly onto my feet, and then scan for bystanders to assess embarrassment level.
3. Check bike for damage.
4. Check body for damage.”
Tom Babin, Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling

“A good ride in the winter is something you quietly put adjacent to your heart; an unspoken victory filed away for times of weakness and need, to be pulled out when you require a reminder of what you are capable of.”
Tom Babin, Frostbike: The Joy, Pain and Numbness of Winter Cycling

Avijeet Das
“Riding on the streets of loneliness
I drift on roads that take me
on unknown paths
I have become the wanderer again
in search of an ineffable nothingness...”
Avijeet Das

Eleanor Davis
“Mountain in the distance
Move toward it
Now you're climbing it
Now you're over it
Now it's gone.”
Eleanor Davis, You & a Bike & a Road

“I don't encourage blasting through stop signs or riding like an idiot. I want to make that clear. But given the number of riders (and idiots) out there, there are bound to be some who ride that way and, yes, anger drivers. But they also keep drivers on their toes - here comes another cyclist; I wonder if he's as oblivious and suicidal as the last one...”
Grant Petersen, Just Ride: A Radically Practical Guide to Riding Your Bike

“What did I discover during my solo—besides learning to unwrap my energy bar ahead of time? That you ask yourself a lot of questions when you're alone on a bike for that long. One question more than others: Why the heck am I doing this? When I was done, I think I had found the answer: For the satisfaction that comes with pushing your body to the breaking point and conquering the unknown.”
Matt Long, The Long Run: One Man's Attempt to Regain His Athletic Career-And His Life-by Running the New York City Marathon

Avijeet Das
“Once again I am riding my bike on the streets of loneliness. Your thoughts are the anchor that make me ride fast yet not lose my balance. You had promised me that you would never leave me alone. But I do know that the love that you have bestowed on me is more precious than the biggest pearls discovered by the sailors on their voyages of prosperity. I too sail on myriad voyages in the ocean of my life. And your love holds my ship steady on those turbulent waters of life when the moon even does not show her face to me!”
Avijeet Das

Dano Janowski
“Biker George says that laughter is like a shock absorber on your bike that softens & minimizes the bumps of life.”
Dano Janowski, In the Wind with Biker George

Nitya Prakash
“Never twist the throttle with your ego!”
Nitya Prakash

Eleanor Davis
“The hoop wants to go where the party is!”
Eleanor Davis, You & a Bike & a Road

Steven Magee
“A bicycle shortage occurred during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Steven Magee

“Eclatant de rire, Sarah enfourcha la bicyclette, et resta immobile.
– Et maintenant ? demanda-t-elle.
Incrédule, Jesse contempla les longues jambes de la jeune femme et poussa un soupir.
– Pose un pied après l'autre sur les pédales, et avance.
Docile, Sarah obéit. La bicyclette grinça, fit un bond en avant, puis vacilla, et Sarah tomba sur l'herbe, riant aux larmes.
– Recommence ! cria Jesse.
Et elle recommença. Chaque fois, elle avançait un petit peu plus, mais elle perdait l'équilibre dès qu'elle tentait de synchroniser ses mouvements. Dieu que c'était drôle ! Sarah ne s'était jamais tant amusée de sa vie. Elle riait tant qu'il lui était parfois difficile de se remettre en selle.
Et puis, tout d'un coup, elle ne tomba plus. Etonnée, elle retint son rire et continua à pédaler à toute vitesse. Elle dévala le sentier qui menait à la route, et s'engagea sur le chemin. Comment faisait-on pour s'arrêter ?”
Quinn Wilder, Outlaw heart.

“One of the beauties of cycling is that pedalling alone on a long, empty road allows a lot of time for protracted and uninterrupted trains of thoughts.”
Chris Hatherly, Off The Rails