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Old 02-19-03, 07:44 PM   #1
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Has the Cycling Bug bitten you?

I'm curious as to how deeply involved other regular cyclists are with our sport. I consider cycling a passion, not an obsession, however, I do plan my life around my riding instead of the other way around. I admit to blowing off days at work so I could ride. I would have 20 bikes if I could afford them and I'm always thinking about the next upgrade or component that I don't need, just want. What are some passionate or obsessive things that you have done and will continue to do in order to get some saddle time?
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Old 02-19-03, 07:51 PM   #2
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When I'm not completely focused on work or family my mind drifts towards my passion -- ney, really my obsession with bicycles and tandems.
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Old 02-19-03, 07:56 PM   #3
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[list=1][*]Slowly burning up my vacation days one at the time for bike rides[*]Eating a can of sardines and chasing it with tap water in about three minutes at lunch so I can ride the other 57 minutes[*]Getting up at 5 A.M. for a quick 5 mile sprint in the dark[*]Spending more money on cold weather cycling clothes that I wear 10 hours a week than I've ever spent on one season on any other type of clothing[*]Realizing that the determining factor in the purchase of my next house will its proximity to good riding roads[*]Being willing to stare at your back for hours as you've helped me improve on all those Sunday rides - Thanks![/list=1]
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Old 02-19-03, 08:22 PM   #4
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bikeluver,
I am in the same boat as your are, my life revolves around my bike, I schedule my work around my bike riding.
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Old 02-19-03, 09:09 PM   #5
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We use our bikes as our sole means of transport once the RV is parked. When we decide on a locale we want to hang out at we first determine the distance we'll have to bike to get to any employment opportunities and then base our campsite on that. As a major tightwad though I find it hard to own more than one bike... although I'd like a road bike... I use my 15 YO schwinn sierra comp as a road bike... I don't MTB much anymore but I do ride some awesome trails around GNP during the spring/summer/fall, a road bike won't go were I ride there... but the Ol' schwinn does... but I'd REALLY like a road bike... LOL


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Old 02-19-03, 09:45 PM   #6
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Absolutely! My main motivation for commuting by bike is so I get to do more riding. I've also already started planning this year's tour in Tasmania (and I don't even know how long I'll have yet).
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Old 02-19-03, 10:19 PM   #7
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You guys are all nuts!! Me?!? I only sleep three nights a week in the garage with my bikes.
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Old 02-20-03, 07:15 PM   #8
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I started Mountain Biking 4 years ago...

I'm now on my third bike:
1 - 1999 Voodoo Hoodoo CroMo Hard Tail - great starter bike.
2 - 2001/2 Giant NRS-1
3 - 2002 Giant AC Air Lite

Last summer I purchased another 4 Mountain Bikes because my family was eager to join me on the trail!
Fiance - Jamis Dakar
Daughter (14) - Balance Hard Tail
Daughter (11) - GT Avalanche
Son (9) - Giant MTX125

I founded a local Christian Mountain Biking club that now has 60 active members on the distribution list. See http://www.mtbrlz.com We have at least one group ride a week...often times more.

I proposed to my fiance on Barr trail, on the way down Pikes Peak. See the pics and story here: http://www.donaldsonclan.net/Clan2002-06Engagement.htm

I've been to Moab 6 times. The seventh trip to Moab will be in April 2003 and it will be my Bachelor party.

And now for the big kicker, my best friend and I have partnered to start up and go into business at http://www.bikecolorado.com

You tell me - am I very involved in biking?
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Bitten me? It ran off with half my a** eons ago.

Damn christian guys get all the hot babes.
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Old 02-20-03, 08:58 PM   #10
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"Damn Christian guys" - that phrase is hilarious! LOL.

"Hot babes"...yeah, my Biker Chick rules! Thanks man.
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