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Looking for some inspiration for your next spin? Here are 12 quotes that will get you ready for your ride.

Melancholy is incompatible with bicycling.

James E. Starrs

The bicycle is the most civilized conveyance known to man. Other forms of transport grow daily more nightmarish. Only the bicycle remains pure in heart.

Iris Murdoch

My father showed me that the benefits of bicycling run much deeper than physical fitness. What we’ve stumbled across is a basic world rhythm imitated by those pedals spinning round. There’s a youth force living in the suspended energy of that age-old diamond frame.

Joe Kita

For instance, the bicycle is the most efficient machine ever created: Converting calories into gas, a bicycle gets the equivalent of three thousand miles per gallon.

Bill Strickland

After your first day of cycling, one dream is inevitable. A memory of motion lingers in the muscles of your legs, and round and round they seem to go. You ride through Dreamland on wonderful dream bicycles that change and grow.

H.G. Wells

Think of bicycles as rideable art that can just about save the world.

Grant Petersen

Happiness is actually found in simple things, such as taking my nephew around the island by bicycle or seeing the stars at night. We go to coffee shops or see airplanes land at the airport.

Andrea Hirata

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

There is beauty in silence and there is silence in beauty and you can find both in a bicycle!

Mehmet Murat ildan

The bicycle is the noblest invention of mankind.

William Saroyan

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