Monday, December 1, 2008

You know your a cyclist if.....

...You have more hair on your face than you do on your legs. (unless your a girl)
...You put more money in your bike than you do your car.
...People who don't ride think your crazy. think people who don't ride are crazy. know your a cyclist when....the sound of a freewheels makes you turn your head faster than when a ferrari revs its engine." know who greg lemond is. find yourself constantly saying "i'd rather be on my bike"
...when you walk close behind people you feel like your drafting off of them.
...You never underestamate the power of wind
...You feel more comforatble in cycling shorts than regular clothes.
...The tour de france is more than a sporting event. Its a sacred ceremony.
...You like to boast about your leg muscles.
...Yellow is your favorite color
...You have amazing tan...lines.
...Peolpe ask you if its scary being clipped in.
...You ask people if its scary being unclipped
...When you throw together a simulated tri on a whim "for the fun of it".
...When gu is your meal of choice.
...When a "great weekend" consists of an 80 mile bike ride followed by a 2 mile brick run, only to be followed up on Sunday with a 16 mile run.
...When driving down the Interstate and you cross over a bridge, you look at the water and think, "I could swim that!".
...when you can remember your exact splits, distances, and sets from your last swim workout by memory, but you can't remember where you put your car keys/cell phone/first born, etc.
...You have to make a conscious effort not to blow snot rockets when going about normal daily life.
...Your friends ask you if you even own 'normal' clothes because all you wear is athletic gear
...When you discover a neighbor/coworker/relative/etc. has a roadbike so you want to talk their ear off for an hour or so spend 4 hours in the car traveling to a 45 minute criterium. have more facial hair than leg hair. spend $10,000 on a custom bike and $50 on gas to get to work. bike 20 miles a day and drive 5 miles.
...the bike store asks "what's the damage this time?" when you walk in.
...the bike store insists on helping fix any problem on your bike.
...your family rides.
...your kid has just as good of a bike as yourself.
...your kid has a better bike than you and wants and even better one. spend July with the indoor trainer in front of the TV. on the the bike all the time and when your friends ask you what have you been doing and all you can say is biking. polish the spokes of your bike before a race. actually know you Eddy Merckx is. know who Greg Lemond beat by 8 seconds. confuse the grocery money with bike part money.
...You just flat out love cycling!

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