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    Are you addicted to all things cycling!

    I find myself saving to buy more bikes. I keep reading cycling mags and spend spare time looking at bike porn. New gadgets and accessories cloud my mind all day. Cycling web sites are where I spend a lot of my spare time. I have joined three bike clubs and am looking to join more. I am getting so consumed with all this stuff!

    What has happened to me?
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Keep my bike safe from the bicycle thief
    Keep my tootsies toasty warm
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    Good Night Road Bike
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    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    you fell under the Foo spell...that is all.

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    Im totally addicted, not only to "things" but race report, training tips, ect ect, that's all I read and talk about all day.

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    I'm not addicted to all things cycling. I'm addicted to cycling.
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    Did you just say "minarchist?" I'm going to start a 10-page vaginathon because only Libertarians can define Libertarianism. Also, you're mean.

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    I'm not gonna say I'm addicted, but cycling and cycling related things consume most of my free time.

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    hehe, bikes and bike stuff and investigating on line for new improved bike stuff, nearly give myself whiplash as I swing around to see that gorgeous looking bike go by ... and magazines and a little collection of miniature, working bicycles, etc.

    Plus in two bike clubs, member of League of American Bicyclists, other advocacy groups, work behind the scenes on our new and growing Twilight Crit here ... am liaison for stocking bicyclists as road marshals for the Rochester Marathon, etc etc etc.

    Yeah, I'd say I gots the bug!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tude View Post
    hehe, bikes and bike stuff and investigating on line for new improved bike stuff, nearly give myself whiplash as I swing around to see that gorgeous looking bike go by ... and magazines and a little collection of miniature, working bicycles, etc.

    Plus in two bike clubs, member of League of American Bicyclists, other advocacy groups, work behind the scenes on our new and growing Twilight Crit here ... am liaison for stocking bicyclists as road marshals for the Rochester Marathon, etc etc etc.

    Yeah, I'd say I gots the bug!
    Ditto everything turkey gurl says.....except anything after "new improved bike stuff"...

    I'm always looking for rides in the summer....I'm a member of my local club, but I rarely do any of their rides due to time constraints.....so, between the time changes, I commute 3 or 4 days a week, 27.3 miles one way....and do any centuries I can get my hands on.
    I own my dream bike, a 2006 R-14 66cm Waterford road bike

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    I think I'm addicted to cycling and the women of BF's!
    I really hate it when I don't get a ride in, and I hate it when I don't get to check in on here as well.

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    I don't think I'm quite that ill yet.

    Three bikes so far. But I can't justify another one.

    I want a true time trial beast though. And an unsuspended XC...


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    I just like bike socks.

    Every passing minute is another chance to turn it all around.

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    My name is Hickeydog and I am a bikeaholic. I guess it all started when my parents bought me my Giant Cypress. I rode that thing into the ground and then I rode it even more. I finally realized that a hybrid was not going to satisfy my hunger for long distance cycling and racing. So I worked long and hard over the summer to buy my first road bike, a Trek 1500. All my thoughts are about riding that bike. AND I COULDN"T BE HAPPIER!!! . I"M NOT GOING TO CHANGE. I AM GOING TO THAT BIKE EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!!!! YOU CANT STOP ME!!! I WILL FIND A WAY TO KEEP GOING!!!!

    my god I need help.
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    What's frightening is how coherent Hickey was in posting that.

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    How many bikes can I have before I should seek help?

    Edit: I could give up any one of my bikes....

    Any time I want to.......


    I just don't want to right now.....

    Yup......no problem......

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    I'm just addicted to bikes. Oh yeah, and riding them. And also talking about them. And working on them. And looking at them. Nah, probably not.

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    I picked up a Specialized Crosstrail Expert last week and if I lose weight I would also like to treat myself to a to an S-Works Tarmac SL2. I much prefer buying many bikes to having an expensive car.

    Truly, I have become a sick puppy in the eyes of family and friends. Only people who ride can understand the addiction! Did I mention that after I got my Cross Concept I bought an Axis. Maybe a Kona Jake the Snake or a Major Jake next year! I just can't stop!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Keep my tootsies toasty warm
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    Good Night Road Bike
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    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    At one point I was. These days, I just don't give a crap. I don't think I'm addicted to anything like that right now. Maybe down I'll get like that with cars.
    Bring back the Sig Test!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Hickeydog View Post
    My name is Hickeydog and I am a bikeaholic. I guess it all started when my parents bought me my Giant Cypress. I rode that thing into the ground and then I rode it even more. I finally realized that a hybrid was not going to satisfy my hunger for long distance cycling and racing. So I worked long and hard over the summer to buy my first road bike, a Trek 1500. All my thoughts are about riding that bike. AND I COULDN"T BE HAPPIER!!! . I"M NOT GOING TO CHANGE. I AM GOING TO THAT BIKE EVEN IF IT KILLS ME!!!! YOU CANT STOP ME!!! I WILL FIND A WAY TO KEEP GOING!!!!

    my god I need help.
    Ohhh Hickeydog, I wish you luck. Even with my family's total disapproval of my bicycling (I'm pretty sure I heard the infamous saying from "A Christmas Story", that YOU'LL SHOOT YOUR EYE OUT!!!), I have still overcome this adversity ... I shall not let them take this from me and I WILL still receive hidden presents for bicycles ... HA .... Mom will ask what I want and I shall reply with a tool description that simulates a tool used on a plumbing fixture, yet it is a yummy bicycle tool ... Yessssssssss I shall overcome!!!!!!!

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    It does save me time to not be getting as many bike catalogues' encouraging me to buy stuff. It sure does encourage me to want more stuff. What does add to my addiction is to see all the scores of bikes at bike events. Bikes can be another form of eye candy too. I'd like to own, - a Litespeed, Colnago , A Waterford, a new carbon Bianci.

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    Someone emailed this to me before one of my longer tours.

    YOU KNOW YOU'RE ADDICTED TO CYCLING IF....

    You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?"
    You buy your crutches instead of renting.
    You see nothing wrong with discussing the connection between hydration and urine color.
    You find your Shimano touring shoes to be more comfortable and stylish than your new trainers
    You refuse to buy a settee because that patch of wall space is taken up by the bike.
    You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.
    Biker chick means black lycra, not leather, and a Marinoni, not a Harley.
    "Four cheeseburgers and four large French Fries" is for you.
    You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young thing ride by, and the first thing you check out is his or her bicycle.
    You empathize with the roadkill.
    Despite all that winter weight you put on, you'll take off weight by buying titanium components
    You use wax on your chain, but not on your legs (girls).
    You use wax on your chain, AND on your legs (boys)
    Your current bike is older than your grown up children.
    Your first course when you eat out is a large banana split.
    You yell "Car!" when passing another car, and "Bump!" when you see a pothole - while driving your car.
    Your bike has more miles on its computer then your car's odometer.
    You wear your bike shorts swimming.
    You wear Voodoo T-shirts all the time, including under dress shirts.
    Your bikes are worth more than your car.
    You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bike(s) to fit.
    When you move to a new area the first thing you look for is a bike shop.
    You have more bike jerseys than low-cut tops.
    You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.
    You view crashes as an opportunity to upgrade components.
    You clean your bike(s) more often then your house.
    You're on the Board of Directors for a Bike Club.
    You spend weeks during the summer spraying arrows on the sides of roads.
    You and your significant other have and wear identical riding clothes.
    You put your bike in your car and the value of the total package increases by a factor of 4 (or better).
    You can't seem to get to work by 8:30 AM, even for important meetings, but you don't have any problems at all meeting your mates at 5:30 AM for a hundred-miler.
    You can tell your other half, with a straight face that it's to hot to mow the lawn and then bike off for a century.
    You regard inter-gender discussion of your genital pain/size/shape/utility as normal.
    Your New Years resolution is to put more miles on your bike than your car, and you do it.
    You know your cadence, but you have no idea what your speed is.
    When driving your car you lean over the steering wheel, just like an aerobar.
    Your kids bring a rear derailleur to "Show & Tell".
    Your car sits outside your garage because your garage is full of bikes and cycling gear.
    Your surgeon tells you you need a heart valve replacement and you ask if you have a choice between Presta and Schrader.
    A measurement of 44-36-40 doesn't refer to the latest Playboy centrefold, but that new gear ratio you were considering for your Cobra.
    You wear your heart monitor to bed to make sure you stay within your target zone during any extracurricular activities.
    You experience an unreasonable envy over someone who has bar end extenders longer than yours.
    You're too tired for hanky-panky on a Friday night but pump out a five-hour century on Saturday.
    There is no time like the present, for postponing what you ought to be doing, and go bicycling instead...

    AND the number-one reason you know you're addicted to cycling...

    You no longer require a hankie to blow your nose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    I find myself saving to buy more bikes. I keep reading cycling mags and spend spare time looking at bike porn. New gadgets and accessories cloud my mind all day. Cycling web sites are where I spend a lot of my spare time. I have joined three bike clubs and am looking to join more. I am getting so consumed with all this stuff!

    What has happened to me?
    I wasn't with you until you said porn! haha!

    I would be addicted but I'm too broke. So I stick to pron!
    This day will be over... one of these days!

    "I have cancer, cancer doesn't have me."
    Quote from a Kaiser commercial that reminds me of my mom.

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    Just spent 3 hours reading at a local book store and bought the Cyclist's training bible by Joe Friel

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinninwheels View Post
    Someone emailed this to me before one of my longer tours.

    YOU KNOW YOU'RE ADDICTED TO CYCLING IF....

    You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?"
    You buy your crutches instead of renting.
    You see nothing wrong with discussing the connection between hydration and urine color.
    You find your Shimano touring shoes to be more comfortable and stylish than your new trainers
    You refuse to buy a settee because that patch of wall space is taken up by the bike.
    You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.
    Biker chick means black lycra, not leather, and a Marinoni, not a Harley.
    "Four cheeseburgers and four large French Fries" is for you.
    You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young thing ride by, and the first thing you check out is his or her bicycle.
    You empathize with the roadkill.
    Despite all that winter weight you put on, you'll take off weight by buying titanium components
    You use wax on your chain, but not on your legs (girls).
    You use wax on your chain, AND on your legs (boys)
    Your current bike is older than your grown up children.
    Your first course when you eat out is a large banana split.
    You yell "Car!" when passing another car, and "Bump!" when you see a pothole - while driving your car.
    Your bike has more miles on its computer then your car's odometer.
    You wear your bike shorts swimming.
    You wear Voodoo T-shirts all the time, including under dress shirts.
    Your bikes are worth more than your car.
    You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bike(s) to fit.
    When you move to a new area the first thing you look for is a bike shop.
    You have more bike jerseys than low-cut tops.
    You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.
    You view crashes as an opportunity to upgrade components.
    You clean your bike(s) more often then your house.
    You're on the Board of Directors for a Bike Club.
    You spend weeks during the summer spraying arrows on the sides of roads.
    You and your significant other have and wear identical riding clothes.
    You put your bike in your car and the value of the total package increases by a factor of 4 (or better).
    You can't seem to get to work by 8:30 AM, even for important meetings, but you don't have any problems at all meeting your mates at 5:30 AM for a hundred-miler.
    You can tell your other half, with a straight face that it's to hot to mow the lawn and then bike off for a century.
    You regard inter-gender discussion of your genital pain/size/shape/utility as normal.
    Your New Years resolution is to put more miles on your bike than your car, and you do it.
    You know your cadence, but you have no idea what your speed is.
    When driving your car you lean over the steering wheel, just like an aerobar.
    Your kids bring a rear derailleur to "Show & Tell".
    Your car sits outside your garage because your garage is full of bikes and cycling gear.
    Your surgeon tells you you need a heart valve replacement and you ask if you have a choice between Presta and Schrader.
    A measurement of 44-36-40 doesn't refer to the latest Playboy centrefold, but that new gear ratio you were considering for your Cobra.
    You wear your heart monitor to bed to make sure you stay within your target zone during any extracurricular activities.
    You experience an unreasonable envy over someone who has bar end extenders longer than yours.
    You're too tired for hanky-panky on a Friday night but pump out a five-hour century on Saturday.
    There is no time like the present, for postponing what you ought to be doing, and go bicycling instead...

    AND the number-one reason you know you're addicted to cycling...

    You no longer require a hankie to blow your nose.
    That pretty much says it all...as I meet a good many of the things listed. Just look at the bikes in my signature....I don't have a problem...that's what most addicts say...
    Just Do It..

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    Quote Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl View Post
    Just spent 3 hours reading at a local book store and bought the Cyclist's training bible by Joe Friel
    I have that book!
    Go raibh an chóir ghaoithe i gcónaí liom!

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    Now I lay me down to sleep
    Keep my bike safe from the bicycle thief
    Keep my tootsies toasty warm
    keep my carbon from any harm

    Good Night Road Bike
    Good Night Moutain Bike
    Good night all you Foosters
    And good night Moon

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    One of my co-workers said just today that all I talk about is riding my bike She was like you need something else to talk about, I was like WHY?? I love it!!
    "RIDE FAST TAKE CHANCES!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by PATH View Post
    I have that book!
    what did you think of it? did you follow some advice?
    It's very detailled and answers a lot of questions I have, I like it so far!

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    Am I addicted to all things cycling?

    Is the Pope Catholic?

    By the way, I have the first edition of the Cyclist's Training Bible... and the third edition. Now if I could just get someone to actually do that pesky training for me... By the way, Bicycle Road Racing by Eddie Borysewicz is a bit dated in reference to technology, but it is still an excellent resource in my opinion.
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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