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    Virtulized geek MsMittens's Avatar
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    Do you get jealous...

    .. when you're not riding (say walking around or driving or eating lunch outside somewhere) and see someone else riding about? I don't know what it is (maybe it's an addiction) but I get rather envious of other riders, even if I've cranked out 100-140KM for a day ride and see someone else riding.

    Sigh.

    I suppose it's better to have this as an addiction than say alcohol or drugs or something... but damn!

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    dam this is fun ! STEEKER's Avatar
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    Yuppers I DO get jelous but that is cause I am off work with a back injury and they won't let me drive my bike yet soooooo I see all theses peeps driving thier bikes in this beautiful HOTTT weather and I am stuck walking sucks big time
    LOW RACER PILOT MASI fixed/singlespeed http://www.flickr.com/photos/steeker/

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    Recovering Retro-grouch CRUM's Avatar
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    Happens to me all the time.
    Keep it 'tween the ditches

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    Yes, all. The. Time.

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    Those every day riders I see often do not get me jealous as I could be doing the same within a day's time or so. But I do get envious of self-supported multi-day, week, month, or whatever bike tourers that I see from time to time on their loaded touring bikes as this is something that I can only do on very rare occassions due to time restrictions.
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    In Memory of One Cool Cat Blackberry's Avatar
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    Its a mix of jealousy with a feeling that as long as people are out riding bikes or making music or creating something beautiful the world may not be totally going to hell in a rowboat.
    Dead last finish is better than did not finish and infinitely better than did not start.

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    I can't find my pants mirona's Avatar
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    I get so jealous that I want to run over and punch them in the face, steal their bike, and FINALLY satisfy my craving for the day.

    Okay, not that bad but I do a little, "Awww, that could be me!"

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    PatronSaintOfDiscBrakes dynaryder's Avatar
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    Nah,I know I'm way faster than they are.

    'sides,my bikes are way better.

    C'dale BBU('05 and '09)/Super Six/Hooligan8and 3,Kona Dew Deluxe,Novara Buzz/Safari,Surly Big Dummy,Marin Pt Reyes,Giant Defy 1,Schwinn DBX SuperSport/Qualifier,Brompton S6L,Dahon Speed Pro TT

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    POWERCRANK addict markhr's Avatar
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    yup
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    Recommended reading for all cyclists - Cyclecraft - Effective Cycling
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    Don't run red lights, wear a helmet, use hand signals, get some cycle lights(front and rear) and, FFS, don't run red lights!

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    Enthusiasm on Wheels As You Like It's Avatar
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    Yesss!

    The worst for me is when the weather is perfect, and I am stuck inside or stuck in the car or something. We took a (car) roadtrip out to CA to visit relatives, and we're leaving the state, coming home, stuck in road-construction near Tahoe, and I saw this guy , and my heart about broke. Lucky dude was out there on the perfect day, just whipping on by some amazing scenery.

    The whole trip, I kept seeing cyclists everywhere. Tooling up and down the mountain roads, zipping through my aunt's hometown. It was like a rider's paradise, and me without my bike. *sigh*
    Wheeeee!

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    yup, l


    ike dynaryder said, for me it seems like I'm the only one around here that rides crazy fast. Everyone else seems to ride at a moderate pace
    Schwinn - Le Tour all the way

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    This past winter I was out running some errands in my car on a day that I thought was too cold for riding when I saw someone out on his bike with a big smile on his face. As soon as I got home I changed into my cold weather gear and took off on my bike. Turns out it was a glorious day for riding. If you can't beat them, join them.

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    Yes I do on many occassions. That's what my folding bike is for. This way I'll have a bike all the time.

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    Do I ever. I want to be the one riding, not doing something else!

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    Tonight as I was leaving the restaurant I saw two cyclist and wished I was riding...there is such a nice greenway downtown
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    Yes! Today I'm recovering from some nasty road rash on my left side (back, elbow,
    knee) and I go BOO HOO HOO! I'm not riding!!! Mostly because my knee feels like a
    bad sunburn, all puckery and tight. It was hard enough being a work, in long pants(after an 11 day vacation) but right now it (knee) doesn't feel ready to ride.

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