Should the government look into the addictive properties of Bike lube? Maybe I just have a more addictive personality than some people but looking at the N+1 rule, whatever that is, I believe bikes are addicting.
When I moved to a more bike friendly area and decided to look at getting back into cycling I simply was interested in a bike to ride to the store and around town now and then, more of a point A to point B rider. I got a rather unusual bike but a comfortable one and started riding. I was shocked at how expensive bike have become but I took the advice preached in many of these forums and went to a LBS and spent the extra money to get service and a quality bike set up correctly.
I won’t take the time to explain how I began to feel the addiction starting to take place but at some point riding seemed to give me a feeling of euphoria. I look forward to my morning rides and you would think I should be content and satisfied. As I would ride passed the hill that lead to our local dirt trail I began to feel a “need” for a trail bike. The next thing I know I started looking for a MTB. I could say not seriously but one day I got a deal on a used one and drove out to get it and bring it home. I have had it out and find that kind of riding challenging and even exhausting. But I am working on my bike to make it conform more to my riding ability and conditioning. So I should be content and satisfied right?
Now I decided to join a bike club yesterday and while turning in my registration at then LBS I saw a road bike that interested. This was while I was making an appointment to bring my MTB in for service. I was ok till I decided to test ride the road bike and as I went home I started feeling a desire. Not to sell my comfort bike or trade in my MTB but to add a road bike to my limited storage area at home. I think the government should test bikes to see if there is some addictive additive being added to the bars or seats or even to chain lube.
I have read with interest many of the posts in these forums and I suspect others have experienced something similar to what I am talking about.