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Offline Westinghouse

Bicycle Proverbs
« on: February 27, 2023, 10:35:53 pm »
A Cheap Bicycle Is Better Than A Dead Horse.

Quickly to bike and quickly to spin … Makes a man tired, perspiring and thin.

Never run over a magistrate; the pleasure is not worth the cost.

A bike between the legs is worth two in the store.

A wise man feareth and departeth crowded streets, but the fool rideth and is confident [It’s funeth to add an “eth” to the end of words].

A stone goes before a fall.

Mount in haste and dust you will taste.

The fool who rides without a brake … Is apt his collar-bone to shake

Wise men make bicycles, and fools fall off them.

If wishes were bicycles beggars would scorch.

He who always rides by himself has his bicycle used by a fool.

Those who ride a bike of the same make … Call all other kinds a fake.

There is but one good bicycle, and every man thinks he hath it.

Experience is the best spoke in your wheel.

A yell is as good as a nod to a deaf bicyclist.

A bad rider always finds fault with his bicycle.

The man who tests his bicycle by riding on the curbstone will shortly have no bicycle to test.

A seat unsound soon finds the ground.

If at first you don’t succeed, fall, fall again.

A man without a bicycle is a bow without an arrow.

He that rides fast will not ride long.

It is better to ride alone on a “boneshaker” than with a bawling woman on a tandem.

One man can set a beginner on a bicycle but ten can’t keep her there.

It is the glory of women to conceal their ankles; but the honor of men is to display their legs.

Offline John Nettles

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Re: Bicycle Proverbs
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2023, 11:15:09 pm »
A stone goes before a fall 
That is my favorite. 

"So whoever knows the right oil to use and fails to use it, for him it is sin." Pedro 4:17

Offline froze

Re: Bicycle Proverbs
« Reply #2 on: February 28, 2023, 03:16:35 pm »
If I was hungry I would rather eat a dead horse than a bicycle!

I wasn't sure what motivated me as a kid to ride a bike till I read this one day and said "YES", it was my only real way to escape my parents, my brother, the neighborhood, and the town:  "Your bike is a discovery; your bike is freedom. It doesn’t matter where you are when you’re on the saddle, you’re taken away.”

And since this forum is for tourists: “Don’t ride so late into the night that you sleep through the sunrise.”