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The Top 5 Movie Quotes About Cycling

breaking awayHollywood producers have seldom seen cycling as a central theme for the movies they create.  The most notable exception is 1979's Breaking Away, where a young man who idolizes Italian bike racers transitions from adolescence to adulthood and rallies his friends to compete in the Little Indy 500.  Although there are few cycling films, there are even fewer movie quotes about the sport.  Here are the only five quotes we can find about the love of biking.

“The difference between me and Ed is when we go for a 5-hour bike ride, I call it a workout. He calls it a warm-up.”
Everest (1998) – Paula Viesturs (herself)


“Striker, listen, and you listen close: flying a plane is no different than riding a bicycle, just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.”
Airplane (1980) – Rex Kramer (Robert Stack)


“It's like riding a bicycle. The first nine times you fall off but the tenth time you can go on for miles.”
Simply Irresistible (1999) – Tom Bartlett (Sean Patrick Flanery)


“He was ten-speeding a gazillion miles per hour through Central Park, racing with all the other young Turks. When all of a sudden he caught a glimpse of himself in the handlebar mirror and became so aroused by it that he burst his Speedo shorts which then got caught in the gears and threw him right on his face.”
Igby Goes Down (2002) – Igby Slocumb Jr. (Kieran Culkin)

“The theater's too deep for me. I prefer bicycling.”
La Grande Illusion (1937) – Lieutenant Marechel (Jean Gabin)

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