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    Senior Member CycleMON's Avatar
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    What does your bike mean to you?

    My bike is my stress relief, my escape from the world, my toy and my gym.
    I try not to say too much, for fear of putting my foot in my mouth when it should be clipped to my pedals.

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    Love Me....Love My Bike! aerobat's Avatar
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    EVERYTHING!
    "...perhaps the world needs a little more Canada" - Jean Chretian, 2003.

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    Freedom
    Currently riding an MTB with a split personality - commuting, touring, riding for the sake of riding, on or off road :)

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    Love baby, it's all about looooove.
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    Life, cardio exhaustion and freedom to revitalize my frame of mind.

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    It's my Prozac, my mistress, my Viagara, my fitness club and my opiate. It's also a dollar vacuum.
    We are the musicmakers and we are the dreamers of dreams...

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    Huachuca Rider webist's Avatar
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    Mine symbolizes my comittment to a healthy lifestyle achieved by fun.

    My bike is a constant suggestion that my behavior off the bike will have an effect on my performance on the bike. In a curious way, my bike is constantly telling me to lift weights so I can have more power.

    My bike is always teling me that my food or drink be of the kind and in amounts which will improve my weight and overall health so that my next encounter with the bike will be a better one than the last.

    When with my bike, I am consistently encouraged to try harder, go farther or ride longer. And, it does this in a very friendly way.

    My bike is always intruding on my conversations with other friends in a most pleasant and entertaining way. People tell me I look good or that I have lost weight. Shortly after hearing this my bike pops into the conversation.

    My bike wants me to have smaller clothes and encourages me to be on the look out for new ones. In a way, it sends me shopping.

    My bike pushes me to read nutrition labels and keep a close watch on my blood sugar levels.

    It seems that my bike always wants to go somewhere new and see something different. We like working together to make that happen.

    My bike is a bit like a pet. It enjoys attention. It needs and appreciates frequent care. And, it always wants to go where I go. Just like a pet, it really likes a routine and is a creature of habit. it loves it when I take it out for a good run.

    Just like a pet; it seems my bike gives me a whole lot more than I give it.
    Just Peddlin' Around

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    The bike is pretty much the only thing that I have complete control over. Only once in my life have I come across a problem on the road that could not be repaired on the spot -- by my very basic mechanic skills).

    It also represents the future, goals etc.. relating to cycling.
    http://www.cyclistsroadmap.com/eng/ - Cyclists' road map. Checkout which roads are good for cycling and rate roads in your area.

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    Loaded weapon. Cars best be looking out.
    Last edited by LngDistance; 10-16-02 at 01:41 PM.
    A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single pedal.

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    riding a Pinarello Prince orguasch's Avatar
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    I know someone has already written everything, but to me its absolutely'everything"
    "Racso", the well oiled machine;)

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    Ich bin ein Lowlander! toolfreak's Avatar
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    My first bike is my last bike, that`s what she means to me
    Mark







    Dancevalley 2th of august 2003 -> JXL, Laidback luke, Sasha, John Digweed, Monica Krusse.....and on!

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    My bike means...
    • I don't have to own a gas powered vehicle.
      I don't have to worry about the car not starting on a cold winter morning.
      I don't have to worry about gas prices.
      I can go anywhere, anytime...just as long as it is within the city limits.

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    Originally posted by Steele-Bike
    My bike means...
    • I don't have to own a gas powered vehicle.
      I don't have to worry about the car not starting on a cold winter morning.
      I don't have to worry about gas prices.
      I can go anywhere, anytime...just as long as it is within the city limits.
    Those are great things not to worry about. You forgot metered parking expenses and tow truck drivers applying chains.

    However, it's got to be difficult finding a woman that's up for riding the handlebars on a date... Tell the truth, you carry heated bun warmers, and blankets to help protect your passengers bottom from bar indentations? :confused: Then again, maybe you do have to worry but just didn't want to list all obsticles

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    RAGBRAI. Need I say more? Steele-Bike's Avatar
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    Originally posted by Garbear
    However, it's got to be difficult finding a woman that's up for riding the handlebars on a date...
    Oh, don't worry, I am long taken. Did I mention biking is a good stress reliever?

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    It is everything I've worked for.. to be able to ride something that you bought, that you sweated over going up a massive climb and cussed at when you were lazy. It is everything that I want to be, and it is what will get me there.
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    Freedom!
    All right partner, keep on rollin' baby, you know what time it is....

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    It means that I don't complain about the price of gasoline or parking fees, that I don't stress about not getting to the gym, and that I don't worry about what I eat.
    Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!

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