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Old 04-01-09, 03:40 PM   #1
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Which Catagorie do you fit in to...

Sorry if someone already posted this but found it and thought it was funny and hope you enjoy it.

http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/2009/04/weekdaymadness/
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Old 04-01-09, 03:47 PM   #2
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Which Category do you fit in to... Sorry about my poor spelling.
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Old 04-01-09, 04:21 PM   #3
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I've got the same pannier as the Newbie, and my body isn't entirely dissimilar, but I dress and ride more like the Weekday World Champ.
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Utilitarian isn't on there.
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Old 04-01-09, 05:15 PM   #5
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How about None Of The Above?
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Utilitarian isn't on there.
Yea and glamour girl is scary.
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Somewhere between the Newbie and Safety First.
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Somewhere between safety first and hardman.

Do you have any idea how many times guys with trucks have pulled up beside me and asked if i need a ride when I'm commuting in a blizzard?

And as for being safety-first, I ride a bike that is covered in reflective tape, with three blinkies, and two headlights, and i wear a reflective safety vest.
I'm probably closer to the safety first weenie than I am to hardman, although of course I'd like to think of myself as the hardman. Nobody is more hardcore than hardman! GRRRR!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 04-02-09, 08:13 AM   #9
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Weekday world champ / safety first
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Reading 'the newbie' bit, and even seeing the photo, made me a tad uncomfortable so thats probably the closest one to the truth with bits of the public transport (still maintain a 9m round trip) and safety first thrown in. I look uncool in legendary fashion apparently.
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I'm a mix of these:
Safety First
Bike Bum
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Old 04-02-09, 09:04 AM   #12
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How about None Of The Above?
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I don't wear anything on my back, ever.

I do ride a road bike, wear a helmet and the bright color shirt and/or jacket, as well as the rest of "the outfit". When commuting, I have a bag hanging off of my drop bars and another on the cross bar, but I do not have a rear bag set-up.
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Old 04-02-09, 09:29 AM   #13
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I would be a toned down version of saftey first.

No vest or lime Hi vis shirts.

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Old 04-02-09, 10:33 AM   #14
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Amusing, but he's missed quite a few.

None of the above.
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Yeah, they sure missed this:

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This really made me laugh. I have to admit that I am the fully kitted pro wannabe.
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Guess I most closely resemble The Hardman, even though I don't bike commute to work anymore (work is only two blocks from my apartment). I do ride year-round though, and people are always telling my that I'm nuts for doing so.
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Old 04-02-09, 11:13 AM   #18
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I don't fit into any of those categories, darnit! I was so happy when I saw the title "Glamour Girl" but then was appalled when I read it. The clothes fit but the rest doesn't!

I'm the girl braving NYC streets on a folding bike with 16" wheels in 4" stilettos, skinny designer jeans, no helmet, taking the lane in front of a pissed off cabbie yelling obscenities at me behind a huge NYC bus, dodging potholes, crazy peds and standing and mashing on the pedals (yes, in the above mentioned stilettos).

I have Bluetooth headphones and I NEVER talk on the phone while cycling even though I can remotely answer the call through my Bluetooth headphones. (The headphones are for music or, God forbid, a life or death situation when I absolutely have to call for help.)

I NEVER, EVER ride on the sidewalk. I hate to say it but I'm a goodie-two-shoes. I obey traffic laws, stop at lights/stop signs and yield to peds. Sure, it adds time to my commute but I'm making a point and being a good role model so that cycling here gets some respect.

I ride winter, spring, summer and fall. Through snow storms, freezing rain, ice, wind storms and heat. Don't let the "girly-girl" clothes and demeanor fool you. I'm as determined as a pitbull.

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I guess a bit of hardman + safety first. I commute year round regardless of weather, and I have lots of reflective gunk, Dinotte lights and always wear a reflective vest.

I certainly don't fit well into most of the categories, since I am totally happy with a cheap bike, and I don't really give a darn how fast I am.

I don't bother carrying water unless the temps are > 85*F though.
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I would be a utilitarian if there was such a category. If it isn't functional then I don't really want it. Although, I do have to admit that I have one of those Japanese brass bells on my bike. I use it sometimes but not very often. It's more of a fun sort of thing.
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Old 04-02-09, 01:12 PM   #21
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OK, how about this:

Utilitarian Cyclist

The Utilitarian Cyclist can be recognized by his plaid short sleeve button-up shirt and khakis with the right pant leg rolled up. Sandals or cheap tennis shoes are the footwear of choice. You'd never guess it, but that odd-looking bike with its funky basket cost more than Weekday World Champ's Roubaix. Rarely travelling more than 5 miles from home, the Utilitarian Cyclist is convinced that there's no reason to ever use a motorized vehicle.



Ever!

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Old 04-02-09, 01:41 PM   #22
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Well, I'm an engineer and I have a beard, so.....Recumbent!!
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Old 04-02-09, 02:13 PM   #23
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I'm going to say hardman. With a touch of Weekday warrior.
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Old 04-02-09, 02:28 PM   #24
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I look like the DUI guy, although I do have a car and driver's license. I would probably be the hardman if the bus wasn't such a convenient alternative in bad weather.
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Sadly, I look like the newbie. Well, as far as the "gear" and clothing.

This will change.

I hope.

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