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    Default Favorite Cycling/Transportation quotes?

    I'll start:

    "Widening roads to decrease traffic congestion is like loosening your belt to fight obesity.” Source

    Others?

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    "Get a bicycle. You will not regret it, if you live." -Mark Twain

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    "My other bike is a bike."

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    Aw, Tim Kelley got the one I was going to put.

    "Handing over a bank-note is enough to make the bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession." -- Jean-Paul Sartre

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    Aw, Tim Kelley got the one I was going to put.

    "Handing over a bank-note is enough to make the bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession." -- Jean-Paul Sartre
    Just ONE bank note?! Sartre obviously wasn't ELITE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnoftheDread View Post
    Just ONE bank note?! Sartre obviously wasn't ELITE.
    Trek financing. He got a Madone 7.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KelOnWheels View Post
    Aw, Tim Kelley got the one I was going to put.

    "Handing over a bank-note is enough to make the bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession." -- Jean-Paul Sartre

    True story:
    When I was about 10-12 yrs old, my mother gave me a check to go pick up a new bike at the LBS. I had to ride through what I thought was a rough stretch of neighborhood and so - not really understanding the non-transferability characteristic of checks- I folded it up a bunch of times and stuffed it in my shoe to keep it from getting stolen. It only barely survived the ride to the bike shop and they gave it and me one look and [probably] laughed. I got it right the second time around. IIRC, it was a Trek 720, white with black-speckled paint.

    Anyways, "bank-notes" -as they would have existed in J-P S's time- made be remember that story.

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    “To possess a bicycle is to be able first to look at it, then to touch it. But touching is revealing as insufficient; what is necessary is to be able to get on the bicycle and take a ride. But this gratuitous ride is likewise insufficient; it would be necessary to use the bicycle to go on some errands. And this refers us to longer uses … But these trips themselves disintegrate into a thousand appropriative behavior patterns, each one of which refers to others. Finally, as one could foresee, handing over a bank note is enough to make a bicycle belong to me, but my entire life is needed to realize this possession."
    from Being and Nothingness, Jean-Paul Sartre

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    "Be like water" -Bruce Lee

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    "You're not stuck in traffic, you ARE traffic". Which is actually a quote from a TomTom ad I guess, still it's related to transportation and goes through my mind on days I (foolishly) drive instead of bike and get caught up on the beltway.

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