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    Greatest Lies of cycling...

    So I have built up and I'm commuting on my newest bike. Looking for and have bought a bike for my son to enjoy as well.

    During the last build I got to thinking about how much bull we cyclists tend to say to our spouses or significant others concerning cycling endeavors...

    About buying or building a new bike...

    "Honey, this will be the last bike I will ever buy."

    About riding...

    wife - "I told momma we would be coming over for a visit today, how long do you plan to be out?"

    me - (looking at my clock reading 10:00am...) "Oh only an hour or so."

    anyone else have any good ones?

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    "Really, this the last accessory I'm getting for my bike."

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    Not a lie but she thinks it is.

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    My spouse and I cycle together. We've got a house full of bicycles and cycling stuff and since we both enjoying getting new cycling things, there's no need to lie about it. You all should get your families into cycling!


    But the biggest "lie" I've heard while cycling is probably, "It's all downhill from here!" ... or maybe, "Don't worry ... we'll have a tailwind when we turn around!"

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    "My average speed is (insert lie here) "

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    My new $3000 bike, sure is faster than my old bike...

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    "It's not as bad as it looks."

    This can be used piecemeal in relationship to hills, route maps, TdF crash footage, road rash on own body, etc.
    Fat is sweat, on the wrong side of your skin.

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    My family does cycle, she does very little. She's very understanding about the whole thing but she asks how many bikes does one person actually need?

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    I did this *insert small change* and gained 2-3mph.

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    Rolling hills only, other than that, it's pretty flat...

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    5% average grade.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    But the biggest "lie" I've heard while cycling is probably, "It's all downhill from here!" ... or maybe, "Don't worry ... we'll have a tailwind when we turn around!"
    Similarly, I've told my wife, "this is the last hill on this route." I've done it so often that it's our inside joke at the start of any significant hill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    But the biggest "lie" I've heard while cycling is probably, "It's all downhill from here!" ... or maybe, "Don't worry ... we'll have a tailwind when we turn around!"
    In a similar vein, "This is the last big hill before we get there."
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Similarly, I've told my wife, "this is the last hill on this route." I've done it so often that it's our inside joke at the start of any significant hill.
    Heh... beat me to it!
    I stop for people / whose right of way I honor / but not for no one.



    Originally Posted by bragi "However, it's never a good idea to overgeneralize."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rogerstg View Post
    Similarly, I've told my wife, "this is the last hill on this route." I've done it so often that it's our inside joke at the start of any significant hill.
    If you do the Idaho Springs to Mt Evans ride, that would be perfectly truthful.

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    We'll have a tailwind for the ride home.
    "Let us hope our weapons are never needed --but do not forget what the common people knew when they demanded the Bill of Rights: An armed citizenry is the first defense, the best defense, and the final defense against tyranny. If guns are outlawed, only the government will have guns. Only the police, the secret police, the military, the hired servants of our rulers. Only the government -- and a few outlaws. I intend to be among the outlaws" - Edward Abbey

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    I didn't even notice her. I was looking at her bike. (I hate to admit it, but sometimes it's true.)

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    "Just 2 more blocks" when really it's another mile lol
    "it's all downhill after this"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclaholic View Post
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