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Old 05-22-12, 09:05 AM   #1
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You know your a Clyde Commuter when........

You know your a Clyde Commuter when........

...your boss ask why you were late expecting you to say traffic but you reply, "headwind"

...you keep a towel and wet wipes at your desk

...when your coworkers ask you what the weather will be instead of using weather.com


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that is an awesome post... so true!
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You get off on leaving younger, thinner, guys in the dust.
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Old 05-22-12, 10:25 AM   #4
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...When your smiling fat arse rides past you coworkers stuck in traffic cursing at the car in front all while you whistle the theme to "facts of life"

...When you get dropped by a fellow commuter on an old road bike that has the DUI style handle bars.

...when your coworkers call out the days they see you in a car.
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when you say "biking" in reply to some question and they open their eyes wide and say, "really?"
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...you keep an extra set of clothes and shoes under your desk.
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.... people ask you how you lost your weight. You tell them and they do not believe you.

..... When your coworker texts you about how bad traffic is and you say "really? I didnt notice"
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....your co-workers ask why you brought your bike into work instead of leaving it in the car.
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Your jacket has such a large cross-section that you have to tack and jib along the bike path when there is a steady wind.
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Your jacket has such a large cross-section that you have to tack and jib along the bike path when there is a steady wind.
ha ha ha .... I feel like that when I am wearing my winter coat!
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...your boss ask why you were late expecting you to say traffic but you reply, "headwind"
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...When nearly everyone in your company has asked you if you got a DUI or lost your Drivers license
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When you show up 20 mins early because you accounted for traffic that does not affect you .

When the only sick day you have had in 3 months is because you bust a spoke
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You know you're a clyde commuter when...
you're fat and ride a bike to work.

(couldn't resist)
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When choosing a saddle you think "will this make my butt look fat?" ROFL
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When you show up 20 mins early because you accounted for traffic that does not affect you .

When the only sick day you have had in 3 months is because you bust a spoke
Or when you call in sick only for the sole purpose of taking a longer ride! I am GUILTY as charged!
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got a new one that happened today.

Boss: Why you late today

Me: sorry dropped a chain and it got wrapped in the chain guard

Boss: Dropped a chain?

Me: you know its when your chain falls off the sprocket

Boss: oh so that's why your hands look like that. But isn't that an easy fix like a 1 minute fix?

Me: you would think so, but it was my coaster brake bike and i was going down a slight decline pretty fast and needed do turn down a street and find something to crash into to stop. once stopped i found the chain jammed between the chain guard and the chain ring. tried to do it with a napkin from my lunch bag so my hands wouldn't get greasy. once realizing that i needed to grab the chain with two hand and yank, everything after that went fast. also rode a bit slowly to make sure the chain drop was a fluke.

Boss: yep, i think i am just not going to ask you why you were late.
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got a new one that happened today.

Boss: Why you late today

Me: sorry dropped a chain and it got wrapped in the chain guard

Boss: Dropped a chain?

Me: you know its when your chain falls off the sprocket

Boss: oh so that's why your hands look like that. But isn't that an easy fix like a 1 minute fix?

Me: you would think so, but it was my coaster brake bike and i was going down a slight decline pretty fast and needed do turn down a street and find something to crash into to stop. once stopped i found the chain jammed between the chain guard and the chain ring. tried to do it with a napkin from my lunch bag so my hands wouldn't get greasy. once realizing that i needed to grab the chain with two hand and yank, everything after that went fast. also rode a bit slowly to make sure the chain drop was a fluke.

Boss: yep, i think i am just not going to ask you why you were late.
lol

p.s. i take a little bag that has vinyl gloves in it that I use just for that reason.
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Your jacket has such a large cross-section that you have to tack and jib along the bike path when there is a steady wind.
finally, an answer that distinguishes a clyde commuter from any other commuter!
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When choosing a saddle you think "will this make my butt look fat?" ROFL


Sometimes, when I'm riding, I wonder if motorists coming up behind me think it looks as if my rear end is trying to eat my saddle.


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lolololol!
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oh, this will be fun...

* your not-so-thoughtful coworkers ask, "if you ride so much, why are you still fat?"

* you carry a pair of gym shorts in a pannier, then stop just outside the office to slip them on over your biking shorts so as not to gross out your coworkers

* you also wear those same gym shorts until you exit the building, then duck out of the way to strip them off and throw them in a pannier for the ride home

there are more
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co-workers: you're here already? how long you been waiting? (i have no key to the door)

moi: about 45 minutes. (i bike/bus and get an earlier one to allow for problems. had to abandon the
bus one day
because the lift got jammed and the bus couldn't move with it down. everyone else stayed on. by the time i got to the office 20 minutes later there was still no sign of the bus).

i also bring a book which helps because i'm a voracious reader.
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lol

p.s. i take a little bag that has vinyl gloves in it that I use just for that reason.
cool idea, i may need to add that also to my road bike. thanks!
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oh, this will be fun...

* your not-so-thoughtful coworkers ask, "if you ride so much, why are you still fat?"

* you carry a pair of gym shorts in a pannier, then stop just outside the office to slip them on over your biking shorts so as not to gross out your coworkers

* you also wear those same gym shorts until you exit the building, then duck out of the way to strip them off and throw them in a pannier for the ride home

there are more

LOL, I ride in my work clothes but would do the same thing you do. dont really want the coworkers knowing "which way i lean"
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