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Old 03-06-09, 02:48 PM   #1
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You know you've been off the bike too long when....

You forget how to unlatch your cycling shoes after the ride
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You forget how to unlatch your cycling shoes after the ride
That too!


I thought you were going to say "You forget to unclip!".
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How about: When you can't find your cycling shoes. Oh wait a minute. That's all the time.
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...when you are perplexed as to why your bike is missing from the garage only to remember you brought it into the basement last December to thaw and clean it up.
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You've forgotten when you were on the bike last.
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...After doing a test ride down the driveway and back - your spouse laughs and says "you've got dust all over your butt".
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Your tyre pressure is down to about 20 PSI.
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Your lungs are burning before the top of that big hill that only last fall you were climbing so easily . . .
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Your knees are hitting your stomach.
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Are you saying your knees aren't supposed to hit your stomach?
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When you go to buy a new MTB and you have to ask the salesperson, where's the thumb shifters on this bike!!
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Are you saying your knees aren't supposed to hit your stomach?

Dang, I thought they were as well.
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You forget the shifting sequence...........
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You're thrilled to ride into 24 mph wind because you can wear shorts and a jersey instead of your winter riding clothes which make you look like the Michelin Man.
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....you decide to measure your sitbone width and can't find 'em.
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You forget how to unlatch your cycling shoes after the ride
Beverly,
I bought a pair of used Sidis on ebay, and while I have several pair with the old style latch I was not familiar with the new latch. I tried them on and was unable to get them off. I kept making them tighter and tighter, on my feet. Finally I went on the internet and googled Sidi to find the instructions to work the latch. Now I don't wear them, out of fear of being "trapped again". [Good thing I know how to operate the buckle on my helmet.]
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Beverly,
I bought a pair of used Sidis on ebay, and while I have several pair with the old style latch I was not familiar with the new latch. I tried them on and was unable to get them off. I kept making them tighter and tighter, on my feet. Finally I went on the internet and googled Sidi to find the instructions to work the latch. Now I don't wear them, out of fear of being "trapped again". [Good thing I know how to operate the buckle on my helmet.]
Looks like we have the same brand. I had the instructions that came with the shoes and I just referenced it after I got home from the ride.

I had been wearing the Lakes and Specialized all winter. Their buckles open by pulling up on the latch...the Sidis I have open by pushing down on a lever.
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Your Grand Marquis has a flat, and you can actually find your spare tire, because your bike (and bike tools and helmets and ...) isn't being lugged around in the trunk.
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Your bicycle lock refuses to unlock without generous applications of lube. Fortunately you test the lock before you lock two bicycles to an immovable object and go into the coffee shop.
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You are unable to sit on the saddle the second time you ride.
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Your leg doesn't get over the stokers' handlebar until the third try...
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