Best of Cycling Sayings

From Cycling Weekly I have culled my favorites.  Go to there web site, well, it is great, and see all the quotes in this article, there may be some you like better than mine, and that is great!

It’s not the falling off that hurts, it’s the landing.

Training is like wrestling a bear – you don’t stop just because you’re tired.

You are one ride away from a good mood.

“Age and treachery will overcome youth and skill.” Fausto Coppi

Four wheels move your body, two wheels move your soul.

“It never gets easier, you just get faster.” Greg LeMond

The older I get, the faster I was.

“Ride as much or as little, or as long or as short as you feel. But ride.” Eddy Merckx.

It’s only a hill, get over it.

“As long as I breathe, I attack.” Bernard Hinault.

Keep the rubber side down.

“Don’t buy upgrades, ride up grades.” Eddy Merckx.

Before thinking about buying a lighter bike, make yourself lighter.

If someone finds me collapsed on the road, please pause my Garmin.

When I was younger I asked my dad how many hills were left towards the end of the ride, he would reply: “It’s all downhill. Except for the uphill bits.”

This is a recovery ride for me today. You know, just in case I’m a little slower on the hills.

My Own Route Planning Guide

I saw a Route Planning Guide on BikePacking and I realized that some of it I use and a couple of things I will add. The rest I will look at after a couple of trips and see what I could have done better.

First off, I love the Delorme’s Atlas and Gazetteer series of maps and have them for Washington and Oregon.

Then I really think OpenCycleMap is my next favorite along with RideWithGPS.

My new one to try will be BikeMap and I will let you know how it goes.

Interactive Network Map   Adventure Cycling AssociationWait, one that wasn’t in that article that I do use is the AdventureCycling Interactive Map, which is especially valuable for forest fires and other route conditions.

Bike Camping Again

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6 Years farther down the road, I clipped on the Arkel bags again (and I barely remembered my hack for the rack) and went here, where it always begins.

Camping this weekend on the Swift Campout 2016 with a group.  Should be nice to get everything on the bike, as soon as I get it washed, adjusted, that rear wheel trued, and a few things purchased ….Smile

Touring Setup for FAST TransAm transit

Summer is starting and I have been looking at high speed touring, newer setups.

TransAm Bike Race Steeds 2016 got me thinking about details.

BikePacking Ultra setups and then Outside ran the Ultimate BikePacking Setup with a lot of details.

While I am not sure what changes I am willing to make, it does get me thinking.

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