Am reading his book "Every Second Counts" for the 3rd time in a year, now. Read his other book "Its not about the bike - My journey back to life" , cover to cover, sitting all day and night.
He made me buy a cycle! Need i say more.
He inspired me to cycle to office. He inspired me to cycle from Bangalore to Chennai ! He still inspires me to cycle every single day.
I thank him for all of those, the lines below and more..
"I want to die at a hundred years old with an American flag on my back and the star of Texas on my helmet, after screaming down an Alpine descent on a bicycle at 75 miles per hour. I want to cross one last finish line as my stud wife and my ten childrenapplaud and then i want to lie down in a field of those famous French sunflowers and gracefully expire, the perfect contradictions to my once-anticipated poignant early demise."
"An athelete doesn't particularly want a past; that means he is done. He only wants a present and a future"
I strongly recommend you guys to read his book, if you haven't already.