General Cycling Discussion - Do you get jealous...
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07-25-05, 03:32 PM
.. when you're not riding (say walking around or driving or eating lunch outside somewhere) and see someone else riding about? I don't know what it is (maybe it's an addiction) but I get rather envious of other riders, even if I've cranked out 100-140KM for a day ride and see someone else riding.
I suppose it's better to have this as an addiction than say alcohol or drugs or something... but damn! :D
07-25-05, 03:38 PM
Yuppers I DO get jelous but that is cause I am off work with a back injury and they won't let me drive my bike yet soooooo I see all theses peeps driving thier bikes in this beautiful HOTTT weather and I am stuck walking :( sucks big time
Happens to me all the time.
07-25-05, 03:40 PM
Yes, all. The. Time.
07-25-05, 03:47 PM
Those every day riders I see often do not get me jealous as I could be doing the same within a day's time or so. But I do get envious of self-supported multi-day, week, month, or whatever bike tourers that I see from time to time on their loaded touring bikes as this is something that I can only do on very rare occassions due to time restrictions. :(
07-25-05, 03:49 PM
Its a mix of jealousy with a feeling that as long as people are out riding bikes or making music or creating something beautiful the world may not be totally going to hell in a rowboat.
I get so jealous that I want to run over and punch them in the face, steal their bike, and FINALLY satisfy my craving for the day.
Okay, not that bad :D but I do a little, "Awww, that could be me!"
07-25-05, 04:10 PM
Nah,I know I'm way faster than they are. ;)
'sides,my bikes are way better. :p
As You Like It
07-25-05, 06:45 PM
The worst for me is when the weather is perfect, and I am stuck inside or stuck in the car or something. We took a (car) roadtrip out to CA to visit relatives, and we're leaving the state, coming home, stuck in road-construction near Tahoe, and I saw this guy (http://conventioncostumes.asyoulikeitkc.com/gallery/albums/travels/102_0233_001.jpg) , and my heart about broke. Lucky dude was out there on the perfect day, just whipping on by some amazing scenery.
The whole trip, I kept seeing cyclists everywhere. Tooling up and down the mountain roads, zipping through my aunt's hometown. It was like a rider's paradise, and me without my bike. *sigh*
07-25-05, 07:16 PM
ike dynaryder said, for me it seems like I'm the only one around here that rides crazy fast. Everyone else seems to ride at a moderate pace
07-25-05, 07:23 PM
This past winter I was out running some errands in my car on a day that I thought was too cold for riding when I saw someone out on his bike with a big smile on his face. As soon as I got home I changed into my cold weather gear and took off on my bike. Turns out it was a glorious day for riding. If you can't beat them, join them.
Yes I do on many occassions. That's what my folding bike is for. This way I'll have a bike all the time.
Do I ever. I want to be the one riding, not doing something else!
07-25-05, 09:37 PM
Tonight as I was leaving the restaurant I saw two cyclist and wished I was riding...there is such a nice greenway downtown
Yes! Today I'm recovering from some nasty road rash on my left side (back, elbow,
knee) and I go BOO HOO HOO! I'm not riding!!! Mostly because my knee feels like a
bad sunburn, all puckery and tight. It was hard enough being a work, in long pants(after an 11 day vacation) but right now it (knee) doesn't feel ready to ride.
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