Last night I was tidying up the kitchen. There were four water bottles among the dirty dishes. As I handled them, I thought "Gee, I really like water bottles."
From that thought came the realization that I like all things bikey. I like my jerseys, my ride commemorative shirts, my cone wrenches and chain whip. I like my silly cleated shoes and clipless pedals. I read books and magazines about bicycles. I can get lost in a mail-order bicycle gear catalog. I like watching bicycling on TV. I like hanging out in bike shops and talking about bikes. I like lubing my chain and wrapping my handlebars. I get a special buzz from rebuilding a hub or installing new cables.
And then it dawned on me...
I am a bike geek.
And I was probably the last to know this about myself.
Oh yeah, I like riding my bike too.