If you worried about falling off the bike, you'd never get on.
The riskiest thing you can do is get greedy.
There comes a point in every man's life when he has to say: 'Enough is enough.'
Two things scare me. The first is getting hurt. But that's not nearly as scary as the second, which is losing.
Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever.
If we don't somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we're going to have a huge problem.
If children have the ability to ignore all odds and percentages, then maybe we can all learn from them. When you think about it, what other choice is there but to hope? We have two options, medically and emotionally: give up, or Fight Like Hell.
It can't be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees.
Portland, Oregon won't build a mile of road without a mile of bike path. You can commute there, even with that weather, all the time.
Through my illness I learned rejection. I was written off. That was the moment I thought, Okay, game on. No prisoners. Everybody's going down.
I have been dealing with claims that I cheated and had an unfair advantage in winning my seven Tours since 1999.
It's tough to be a 15- or 16-year-old athlete competing around the country. There's tension, there's media. I had no idea what I was getting into.
Winning is about heart, not just legs. It's got to be in the right place.
Cycling is a sport of the open road and spectators are lining that road.
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