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1. "Hagen Koch: 'There was no other transport. People on bikes could evade checkpoints, they could have secret meetings"
Author: Anna Funder
2. "Why did people need a permit to ride a bike?' I ask. ‘Because they could bring messages! Pass on news!' Koch cries. ‘There was no other transport. People on bikes could evade checkpoints, they could have secret meetings.' Clearly the atmosphere of paranoid control had set in early under the Russians."
Author: Anna Funder
3. "We stepped a little quicker, laughed a little louder and chatted over the fences a little longer. We gathered bouquets of wildflowers, dined on fresh strawberries and began to ride our bikes up and down the Third Line again. We ran up grassy hills and rolled back down through the young clover, feeling light and giddy, free from our heavy boots and coats. There were trilliums to pick for Mother and tadpoles to catch and keep in a jar. Spring had come at last to Bathurst Township and was she ever worth the wait!"
Author: Arlene Stafford Wilson
4. "I had beautiful bikes and I was really into it. I just thought it was really glamorous."
Author: Bryan Ferry
5. "I love cars, but I love bikes more."
Author: Candace Kita
6. "Belatedly, Clary recalled something. "I thought you guys said only some of the vampire bikes could fly?"...[Jace:]"Only some of them can!" "How did you know this was one of them?" "I didn't!" he shouted gleefully..."
Author: Cassandra Clare
7. "I love to go bungee jumping, jump out of planes, ride motorbikes, do kickboxing. I love all that stuff."
Author: Catherine Bell
8. "They creep along, walking their bikes past the big house in the pitch dark. There are no lights on inside. But Carly can't help thinking there will be."
Author: Catherine Ryan Hyde
9. "I do the same things I did when I was 12 years old: I ride bikes, I read books, I walk in the woods. And I listen to music."
Author: Charles Frazier
10. "I wouldn't recommend people to go up and ride their road bikes in Kenya. Bikes are not meant to be on the roads. But the mountain biking is fantastic. You can go right up into the tea and coffee plantations up in the highlands. You can descend the great Rift Valley."
Author: Chris Froome
11. "Shane smirked and straddled the bikeshowing his back to me, end of discussion.I was speechless anyway. I couldn't eventhink right. Well...mentally he was about eightinches deep in me and I was screaming his nameraking my nails down his back."
Author: Christine Zolendz
12. "I am a bike enthusiast; there's a certain amount of romance to bikes. They're both beautiful and utilitarian."
Author: Dave Eggers
13. "It seemed romantic but also tragic - people would be winning but then lose it all, or crash but fight on, break bones but get back on their bikes and try to finish. Just getting to the end was seen as an achievement in itself."
Author: David Millar
14. "Go to other countries. Not a typical backpacking tour. Planned tourmeans you will hang with Americans on bikes and flirt with drunkGermans and someone will steal your Levi's in the hostel and a guyfrom Poland will sock you in the face while bad techno playseverywhere and you will learn nothing except that your face hurts andnot everyone showers. Get into other cultures and talk politics andlove. Meeting other people is the only way to know if you believe whatyou believe cause it's been handed to you, or if it really rings truein your heart.Getting lost should be seen as a sweet chance to be found.Remember, you belong everywhere."
Author: Derrick Brown
15. "Crowds, Scott said. People trudging along wide streets, pushing carts or riding bikes, crowd after crowd in the long lens of the camera so they seem even closer together than they really are, totally jampacked, and I think of how they merge with the future, how the future makes room for the non-achiever, the trudger, the nonagressor, the nonindividual. Totally calm in the long lens, crowd on top of crowd, pedaling, trudging, faceless, sort of surviving nicely."
Author: Don DeLillo
16. "In Dogtown, skateboards are like bikes to the Chinese."
Author: Emile Hirsch
17. "Get on your bikes and ride!"
Author: Freddie Mercury
18. "Bikes and planes aren't about going fast or having fun; they're toys, but serious ones."
Author: Harrison Ford
19. "Just back from canal ride on bike. Went really well until someone threw an egg at me from a bridge. Or maybe it was a bird which went into sudden labour. Will clean off egg, not do Boris Bikes any more and go to Obesity Clinic on bus. At least will be alive and clean when sitting on arse instead of dead and covered in egg."
Author: Helen Fielding
20. "I love bikes. I used to own one, but I fell off it when I was younger and that was the end of my bike riding days until now."
Author: Idris Elba
21. "Aching familiar in a way that made me wish I was still eight. Eight was before death or divorce or heartbreak. Eight was just eight. Hot dogs and peanut butter, mosquito bites and splinters, bikes and boogie boards. Tangled hair, sunburned shoulders, Judy Blume, in bed by nine thirty."
Author: Jenny Han
22. "We used to all come outside when the streetlights came on and prowl the neighborhood in a pack, a herd of kids on banana-seat bikes and minibikes. The grown-ups looked so silly framed in their living-room and kitchen windows. They complained about their days and sighed deep sighs of depression and loss. They talked about how spoiled and lucky children were these days. We will never be that way, we said, we will never say those things."
Author: Jill McCorkle
23. "My parents were kind of over protective people. Me and my sister had to play in the backyard all the time. They bought us bikes for Christmas but wouldn't let us ride in the street, we had to ride in the backyard. Another Christmas, my dad got me a basketball hoop and put it in the middle of the lawn! You can't dribble on grass."
Author: Jimmy Fallon
24. "I've got two bikes that get me everywhere I need to go. And public transportation."
Author: Julia Butterfly Hill
25. "It's just after three o'clock when we hit County Road 50. The temperature has swelled past ninety and the sun scorches our backs as we swerve our bikes around pools of bubbling tar."
Author: Julia Scheeres
26. "And who thought it was a good idea to rent bicycles to Italian adolescent language students? If hell did exist, which Jackson was sure it did, it would be governed by a committee of fifteen-year-old Italian boys on bikes."
Author: Kate Atkinson
27. "I know people have tattooed my 'Sons of Anarchy' photos, they've painted them, on their bikes. I've seen a few of those, sent to me through friends, where they've actually taken my 8x10 Tig photo and put it right on their bike."
Author: Kim Coates
28. "Some bikers have a code about who they put on the backs of their bikes and when. Rally, party, road trip, could be whoever you pick up. Your wheels are takin' you home, for me, for Chaos, only the old lady. A woman comes up here, she has her own ride. That way, I'm done, she can go. You gotta wait for me to take you where you need to be. This means, unless I take you, you aren't goin' anywhere."
Author: Kristen Ashley
29. "Nobody mountain bikes anymore - or ever did - in comedy, so I have to go by myself."
Author: Kyle Kinane
30. "Jack Travis was a novelty in my experience, an old-fashioned man's man. None of the boys I had gone to college with had been anything more than that, just boys trying to figure out who they were and what their place in the world was. Dane and his friends were sensitive, environmentally aware guys who rode bikes and had Facebook accounts. I couldn't imagine Jack Travis ever blogging or worrying about finding himself, and it was pretty certain that he didn't give a damn about whether or not his clothes were sustainably produced."
Author: Lisa Kleypas
31. "I was just telling Steve how much you appreciate motorcycles and it just so happens that he has one" Whoopee. Like I fucking cared."Oh yeah?" I said, glancing at Steve. "What kind of ride?"The douche canoe grinned at me, revealing two perfectly straight and glaringly white rows of teeth. "A BMW," he said. "R12—""A sports bike?" I interrupted, wrinkling up my nose. "How super gay for you."…"Sports bikes are for pussies. True fucking story."
Author: Madeline Sheehan
32. "Eric Schmidt looks innocent enough, with his watercolor blue eyes and his tiny office full of toys and his Google campus stocked with volleyball courts and unlocked bikes and wheat-grass shots and cereal dispensers and Haribo Gummi Bears and heated toilet seats and herb gardens and parking lots with cords hanging to plug in electric cars."
Author: Maureen Dowd
33. "Pedaling down Dune Drive on a red beach cruiser, Dani ahead of her and Vanessa behind her, is a transporting experience. The night is quiet; the air on her face is soft; her hair streams behind her; the stars above are as brilliant as stars in a children's book. They could be nine years old, or fifteen, or twenty-one; they've ridden bikes down Dune Drive at all of those ages and all of the ones in between. There must have been so much more to those summers, but what she remembers are the two weeks she spent in Avalon with Dani and Vanessa—two weeks that always went by too quickly, but that in memory stretch to fill an entire season."
Author: Meg Donohue
34. "I had to ride slow because I was taking my guerrilla route, the one I follow when I assume that everyone in a car is out to get me. My nighttime attitude is, anyone can run you down and get away with it. Why give some drunk the chance to plaster me against a car? That's why I don't even own a bike light, or one of those godawful reflective suits. Because if you've put yourself in a position where someone has to see you in order for you to be safe--to see you, and to give a fuck--you've already blown it... We had a nice ride through the darkness. On those bikes we were weak and vulnerable, but invisible, elusive, aware of everything within a two-block radius."
Author: Neal Stephenson
35. "If you love Alex now, then love him forever. Make him laugh again, and cherish the time you spend together. Take walks and ride your bikes, curl up on the couch and watch movies beneath a blanket. Make him breakfast, but don't spoil him. Let him make breakfast for you as well, so he can show you he thinks you're special. Kiss him and make love to him and consider yourself lucky for having met him, for he's the kind of man who'll prove you right."
Author: Nicholas Sparks
36. "With bikes, it is absolutely the case that you will get what you pay for. Invest in quality so it will endure wear and tear."
Author: Patrick Dempsey
37. "It's only human nature for dogs to chase motorbikes"
Author: Peter Tinniswood
38. "My secret passion is motorbikes. I want a Kawasaki Ninja."
Author: Petra Nemcova
39. "Other people his age had houses and washing machines, cars and television sets, furniture and gardens and mountain bikes and lawnmowers: he had four boxes of crap, and a set of matchless memories."
Author: Robert Galbraith
40. "We ran like young wild furies,where angels feared to tread.The woods were dark and deep.Before us demons fled.We checked Coke bottle bottomsto see how far was far.Our worlds of magic wonderwere never reached by car.We loved our dogs like brothers,our bikes like rocket ships.We were going to the stars,to Mars we'd make round trips.We swung on vines like Tarzan,and flashed Zorro's keen blade.We were James Bond in his Aston,we were Hercules unchained.We looked upon the futureand we saw a distant land,where our folks were always ageless,and time was shifting sand.We filled up life with living,with grins, scabbed knees, and noise.In glass I see an older man,but this book's for the boys."
Author: Robert R. McCammon
41. "We parked our bikes on verges so they could graze."
Author: Roddy Doyle
42. "I've seen such things as you would not believe. I've seen motorbikes driven down hotel corridors - and had a go myself."
Author: Roy Harper
43. "Bikers, in general, have just been so attractive to people. Photographers would follow them because there's this weird warrior gravitas that comes with it. The bikes are loud, they have tattoos, they have artwork that they all wear on their jackets."
Author: Ryan Hurst
44. "I was stunned. I pulled the phone away and looked quizzically at the hole-punched speaker. Aside from the blood obligation to be my sister's maid of honor, it had never occured to me that I would get asked to be in anyone's wedding. I thought we had reached an understanding, the institution of marriage and I. Weddings are the like the triathlon of female friendship: the Shower, the Bachelorette Party, and the Main Event. It's the Iron Woman and most people never make it through. They fall off their bikes or choke on ocean water. I figured if I valued my life, I'd stay away from weddings and they'd stay away from me."
Author: Sloane Crosley
45. "I liked the banana-seat bikes with the high handlebars - maybe a card in the wheel could have been part of it."
Author: Stone Gossard
46. "I really enjoy not getting in a car and running errands on bikes."
Author: Stone Gossard
47. "Anyway, it's like with bikes,' said the first speaker authoritatively. 'I thought I was going to get this bike with seven gears and one of them razorblade saddles and purple paint and everything, and they gave me this light blue one. With a basket. A girl's bike.''Well. You're a girl,' said one of the others.'That's sexism, that is. Going around giving people girly presents just because they're a girl."
Author: Terry Pratchett
48. "Rule #12: The correct number of bikes to own is N+1, where N is the number of bikes currently owned."
Author: The Velominati
49. "Hawaii once had a rat problem. Then, somebody hit upon a brilliant solution. import mongooses from India. Mongooses would kill the rats. It worked. Mongooses did kill the rats. Mongooses also killed chickens, young pigs, birds, cats, dogs, and small children. There have been reports of mongooses attacking motorbikes, power lawn mowers, golf carts, and James Michener. in Hawaii now, there are as many mongooses as there once were rats. Hawaii had traded its rat problem for a mongoose problem. Hawaii was determined nothing like that would ever happen again.How could Leigh-Cheri draw for Gulietta the appropriate analogy between Hawaii's rodents and society at large? Society had a crime problem. It hired cops to attack crime. Now society has a cop problem."
Author: Tom Robbins
50. "Travel had seemed the key to the kingdom, back then. One dreamed of a life that would enable travel. Howard looked through his window at a lamp-post buried to its waist in show supporting two chained-up, frozen bikes, identifiable only by the tips of their handlebars. He imagined waking up this morning and digging his bike out of the snow and riding to a proper job, the kind Belseys had had for generations, and found he couldn't imagine it. This interested Howard, for a moment: the idea that he could no longer gauge the luxuries of his own life."
Author: Zadie Smith

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