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Old 10-27-05, 09:12 PM
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You are addicted to cycling when...

* Your commute to work is more important than actually having a job.

* You have more bikes than you can poke a stick at.

* You have only a few bikes but dream about getting the next bike.

* You pedal in your sleep to the annoyance of spouse.

* Your clothes fly off your body and into the LBS when you pass by. After fetching your clothes, you discover items you bought but have no immediate use for.

* You have many more bottom brackets than bikes.

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*When 'inner tubes' is a permanent item on your grocery shopping list.

*When you get into your car and try to 'clip in' to the pedals

*When you get in your car and realise you put on your helmet before getting in

*When you get in your car and can't remember how to drive because it's been so long

*When every item of clothing in your wardrobe has at least some lycra in its construction

*When you see a gorgeous babe on a nice bike and your only thought is "nice bike"

*When you work up a sweat because you're subconsciously tensing and relaxing your peddaling muscles at a cadence of 80 - 90 while watching the TDF on TV (I have actually done this!)

*When people you know don't recognise you because you're not wearing lycra

*When you go to the LBS to look for a black jersey because you're going to a funeral

*When you hear people talking about the price of petrol and ask "has it hit 80cents a litre yet? (it's $1.30 here)

*When your only question at a job interview is 'where are the showers and bike racks?'

*When you have strong opinions on 'VC', or just know what it is

*When you spend your afternoon at work trying to think up original things to ad to a "You are addicted to cycling when..." list.
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Old 10-27-05, 11:06 PM
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*When you think nothing of blowing 3 weeks pay on a cf upgrade that will shave 0.1 gram off your bike but hate to spend 20 cents to replace a blown turn indicator light globe on your car.
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Old 10-27-05, 11:07 PM
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*When you're nominated for an award in the VLCC thread on bikeforums
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Old 10-28-05, 01:46 AM
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*when it takes 3 hours to patch all of your tubes*

*when you try to decide if there is any other use for tubes* (they make fun group games)
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Old 10-28-05, 02:03 AM
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*When the temperature drops below 32F and you look forward to your first sub-freezing commute of the season.

(More like this in the Top 100 Reasons to Ride in the Winter thread.)
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Old 10-28-05, 02:06 AM
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You buy a Trek hybrid bike for $300.00 and buy $1000 worth of bike acessories and have to buy everything that says "Trek" on it whether you need it or not.
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Whilst at work you spend more time checking your bike then checking your messages.

A "this bath is NOT a bike wash!" appears over the bath.

You go to a club and think how the lazer show would look good as a blinky.

You have 32 photos of your bike on your phone to show people, but only one of the girlfriend.

You spend two days phoning model shops trying to get a model of your bike for the living room.

You seriously consider using the dishwasher as a degreaser.

You buy a new washing machine and the first thing you check for is a 'Lycra' cycle.
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Old 10-28-05, 02:33 AM
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You're rushed to Casualty in an Ambulance, sirens blazing through the traffic, and the main thing on your mind is whether you could have gotten there quicker on your bike?

You meet a attractive girl in the pub and imagine her in Lycra and a cycle helmet.

When people ask what you want for Christmas and you hand them a cycling catalogue with everything circled.
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Old 10-28-05, 04:45 AM
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You've sold furniture to make more space for bikes in the living room.
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Old 10-28-05, 04:50 AM
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After a mild accident you take your bike to the shop before it closes and then go to the hospital.

Yes I have actually done this.
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When driving behind a bicycle, instead of passing, you sit on his wheel and sip out of your water bottle. You mistake his nervous looks back as 'the look' and mutter to yourself 'I got you now, Knave'.

Taking your water bottle with you in the car might be a clue as well.
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When giving directions you included phrases like "mind the massive pothole on Walworth Road", "take the contra-flow down the one-way behind the Oval" and "It's quicker to take a shortcut through the Aylesbury Estate but don't do it at night".
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You come home and have ride your bike before you ride your GF or the Mrs!
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you make sure you have your U-lock with you at all times "just in case"
you carry a spare tube on the train
when you get the day off, you are disappointed because now you don't get to commute
you want a fixed gear EVERYTHING
you debate true-ing wheelchair wheels
you get uncomfortable in cars
you get to the grocery store right off the bike and are still in tactical mode....weave between shopping carts, etc (I do this all the time)
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When you calculate costs in terms of bike stuff: $30 for filling gas tank = new jersey or Michelin Carbon. $100 for nice dinner with the spouse = new bib knickers or D/A cassette. $5,000 for landscaping = new custom bike.
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Originally Posted by heckflosse
You meet a attractive girl in the pub and imagine her in Lycra...
I don't think that's limited to folks who are addicted to cycling...
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*When you're driving and start stopping a block and a half away from a red light so you don't have to put a foot down
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You seriously consider using the dishwasher as a degreaser.
I have done this with cassettes.
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Old 10-28-05, 06:21 PM
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*You go to work on a day off. When co-workers ask why you are there, you give a little shrug and reply, "So I could ride in."
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The only way around town that you know... doesn't involve the use of freeways.

When you give directions, they are always bike suitable routes.

You know all the odd little routes that a motorist would never know.

You know exactly how long it will take to get there... in bike time.
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When you load your bike into, or onto, your car, you double the car's value.

Yes, that is my liscense plate. (different number)

When you walk thorugh a Piggly Wiggly in South Carolina in full kit and don't give a damn about what anyone else's thinks. (Yes, that is a real grocery store chain)
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