Updated: Aug 2, 2019
Mountain bikers don't need much motivation to ride. They live to ride and ride hard as often as they can. But we still like a good motivational quote to say to ourselves on those long uphill climbs or in those moments when we're completely bonked but still have miles to go.
Here are some words to boost us in those tough moments...
"If you do something right the first time, then it's not hard enough" - Danny MacAskill
"Life's to short not to go big" - Josh Bender
"When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bike and go for a spin on the road without thought on anything but the ride you are taking" - Arthur Conan Doyle
"A bad day on the mountain bike always beats a good day in the office" - Mike Brcic
"The slower you go the more likely it is you'll crash" - Juli Furtado
"It never gets easier, you just go faster" - Greg LeMond
"Shut up legs. Do what I tell you to do!" - Jens Voigt
"There is nothing, absolutely nothing, quite so worthwhile as simply messing about on bikes" - Tom Kunich
"Crashing is part of cycling as crying is part of love" - Johan Meseeuw
"Never ignore your instinct and you can always push harder. I get inspired when I think about people who have pushed their bodies to the limit" - Rachel Atherton
"Ride as much or as little or as long or as short as you feel, but ride!" - Eddy Merckx
"Think of bikes as ridable art that can just about save the world" - Grant Petersen