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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    San Diego, CA

    You Might Be a Cyclist If...

    You've got more ice packs in your freezer than ice trays.

    I just emptied DH's cooler after an 80-mile ride today, and he had most of our ice packs with him, including the therapeutic ones we use for icing knees and such after long rides. We have three trays for ice cubes and 14 - yes, 14 - ice packs for the cooler we leave in the car for water bottle refills and therapeutic use.

    Add yours!

    Getting in touch with my inner try-athlete.

  2. #2
    SpinSpinSugar Guest
    You might be a cyclist if .......

    You call your bike collection "A Fleet"


  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    venice, california
    You might be a (commuter) cyclist if...

    you spend the workday dreaming about the commute home, and the evenings dreaming about the commute to work.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    ...you know how to get places on a bike and you can't get back there in the car.

    I realized this one the other day when out on the W&OD trail.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    You wake up at 8 am , to wind and rain and sleet and you think, hey! I want go out and RIDE...!!
    Conquering illness, one step at time.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Yea, when the forecast has you asking "what shall I wear?"

    When you speed up when you see a radar gun

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Uncanny Valley
    ... if you see a guy wearing one of those T-shirts that says "chicks dig scars," and you show him your scars.
    Speed comes from what you put behind you. - Judi Ketteler

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    The Great White North
    You hold up a glossy photo/ad in a bike magazine of a shiny, gorgeous dream machine and say: "Sexy." Those who observe this just shake their heads at you.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Columbia, MO
    Quote Originally Posted by astrolin View Post
    ...you know how to get places on a bike and you can't get back there in the car.
    I did that a few weeks ago. We dropped our daughter off at her clarinet lesson, and intended to drive to the bike shop from there while we waited for her to get done to get my new helmet. I happened to be in the driver's seat, which is unusual because my husband doesn't like me to drive anymore since I tend to drive like I'm riding a bicycle: slow. Finally he said "Where in the world are you going?" because I was taking the route I'd have taken on a bicycle, winding through side streets with lots of stop lights and avoiding the major arterial that was close by.

    Fortunately I'm not the type of cyclist who rides on sidewalks!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Miami, FL--if it's raining wait an hour and the sun will be out
    When you pay over $300 for a pair of cycling shoes but buy your everyday shoes at DSW on the clearance rack. And then you consider wearing your Sidi's out for other activities just b/c they are that sexy.
    And when your bibs cost you more than any suit in your closet.......hello Assos.

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Tucson, AZ
    There are bike tracks through your kitchen, dining room, living room and hallway, since your bike "sleeps" in your bedroom. And you really don't care.
    (Or is it just me with my negligible housekeeping skills? )

    Meemsie--I'm cringing over here and trying not to think about that...
    At least I don't leave slime trails.

    2009 Giant Avail 3 |Specialized Jett 143

    2013 Charge Filter Apex| Specialized Jett 143
    1996(?) Giant Iguana 630|Specialized Riva

    Saving for the next one...

  12. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    When you find yourself carrying cell phone, cards and cash in a ziplock bag from that morning's ride.

    When you think about spending 90 bucks on yet another pair of cycling shoes but won't spend 40 on a pair of heels despite having no more wearable heels left.

    When you have to stop cycling for a couple of weeks and realize that without cycling, you suddenly have so many hours of emptiness to fill and don't know what to do with them...

  13. #13
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Appling, GA
    When you have tan lines at mid-thigh, your hands are lighter than your arms and you have raccoon eyes.

    And if your bald like my husband...you have stripes on the top of your head.

    2010 Cannondale Synapse Feminine Carbon 6

  14. #14
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Seattle, WA
    ... if you're more likely to run into friends at the bike shop than at the pub.
    Aperte mala cm est mulier, tum demum est bona. -- Syrus, Maxims
    (When a woman is openly bad, she is at last good.)

    Edepol nunc nos tempus est malas peioris fieri. -- Plautus, Miles Gloriosus
    (Now is the time for bad girls to become worse still.)

  15. #15
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    When, even though suffering the chemo ickies, you drag yourself to the backyard to fix a flat tire so your bike won't have to suffer.
    Give big space to the festive dog that make sport in the roadway. Avoid entanglement with your wheel spoke.
    (Sign in Japan)

    1978 Raleigh Gran Prix
    2003 EZ Sport AX



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