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Things that change after you start cycling

Old 07-14-03, 01:59 PM
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Things that change after you star cycling

Just wondering

Before:

Driving my car I was always in a rush. Driving as fast as I can

After:

I drive more relaxed paying more atention to pedestrian and other cyclists.

Before:

go to bed late, wake up late

After:

go to bed earlier, wake up as earlier as possible to ride my bike in the morning

Before:

Why the hell do I need a useless "WEATHER CHANNEL".

After:

I watch not only the weather channel but all news programs just to get the latest weather info, plus 50 weather info sites on my web browser's favorite links list.
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Old 07-14-03, 02:03 PM
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weather channels are for the weak.



all weather biking baby >=)

its where its at!
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Old 07-14-03, 04:23 PM
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Before: Wouldn't be caught DEAD in Lycra

After: As my wife says when I don my cycling shorts, "Hubba hubba."
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Old 07-15-03, 06:22 AM
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Before: Got winded walking up a flight of stairs.

After: Can't help sprinting up stairs two at a time.

Before: Can't get cool enough in the summer; 80F is unbearable.

After: Feel like an ice cube with the A/C on; 80F is perfect riding weather.


Cool thread; keep 'em coming.

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Old 07-15-03, 06:45 AM
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Before: Couldn't bare the 15 mile morning commute to work in my truck.


After: Can't wait to ride in and I get mad when I have offsite
meetings and can't ride my bike.
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Before: Kept stress inside and ate a lot as the result.

After: Much less stress, eat a lot to fuel the machine.
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Old 07-15-03, 07:02 AM
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Before: drank too much beer.
After: still drink too m... hey! wait, this is not going to work. Well, at least the beer tastes better after a ride.



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Old 07-15-03, 07:28 AM
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before biking: Hot girls were hard to find

now: Hot women love a guy in spandex Its just I'm biking to fast to get digits.... rats!
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Old 07-15-03, 07:34 AM
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Slow down then They probably wouldnt look as good if you were going slower though, speed tends to brighten up a festy face. Apologies to the lovely ladies out there.
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Old 07-15-03, 08:25 AM
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Before: Heart rate 75
After: Heart rate 40

Before: Took Train (MTA)
After: Ride Bike

Before: Ate and watched my fat reserve grow
After: Eat to keep my bike running
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Before: Rode a Huffy

After: Ride Bianchi


Before: rarely ate bananas

After: eat bananas all the time


Before: A$$ got sore on short bike rides.

After: Harda$$


Before: ?

After: After a long rainy ride in bike shorts I know how my motherinlaw feels wearing depends. (Maybe I shouldn't have shared that)
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Before: Thought of all cyclists as elitist road hogs.
After: Think of all drivers as elitist road hogs!

Before: Cleaned the drivetrain of my old bike with an entire aerosol can of engine degreaser (yes, I needed all of it)
After: Overhauled the drivetrain on my mountain bike last week

Before: Downloaded lots of internet porn
After: Download lots of internet porn of athletic women
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Old 07-15-03, 01:17 PM
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Before: Drive fast, ride slow

After: Drive slow, ride fast.
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I see bicycles all over the place. The cry in our car is "Bicycle dude, bicycle dude"--from me, not my kids; they just roll their eyes.
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Things that change after you start cycling....

Before: Not a whole lot of spending money

After: A whole lot less spending money
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Deore? What's that? Ultegra? Wasn't that a TV show?

After:
Record, Dedacci, Colnago, are all part of my vocabulary!

Before:
Spend no more than $2,000 for a car!

After:
Spend no LESS than $4,000 for a bike!

Before:
Tan lines around hips only!

After:
Now a true redneck, and white hands too. Not to mention sock tan.

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before: not many women noticed
after: athletic women notice
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Before:

Spent a lot of time "working" on my computer.

After:

Spend TOO much time at Bikeforums.

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Old 07-15-03, 02:33 PM
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Originally posted by a2psyklnut

Before:
Spend no more than $2,000 for a car!

After:
Spend no LESS than $4,000 for a bike!

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Hahhaaa, good one
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Old 07-15-03, 04:26 PM
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I see bicycles all over the place. The cry in our car is "Bicycle dude, bicycle dude"--from me, not my kids; they just roll their eyes.
Ditto!

Before: You rode how many miles?!
After : My coworker and I just got back from my second 100K ride this year!
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Old 07-15-03, 05:12 PM
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Before:

Limped around with hockey injuries.

After:

Limp around with hockey injuries and flesh wounds.
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Before: Wondered where all the hot, athletic male bods were.

After: Found a swarm of hot, athletic male bods and even chose one for a mate!


Before: Ate everything I wanted

After: Ate everything I wanted

(I guess that did not change)


Before: OK sex

After: Great sex! (Or is it the man?.... I'm not talking bicycle smiles!)


Before: Balked at spending more than 50 bucks on any article of clothing.

After: 50 bucks on any article of biking paraphanelia is a bargain!
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Before: Had to adhere to a strick diet, and always watching my weight

After: I eat like a fricken mad man and still accidently lose 10 lbs in a week if I'm not careful.

Before: Required 8 hours of sleep and was still tired.

After: 6 hours of sleep is plenty, at times too much.
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Before: Who is Bob, Phil and Paul?

After: Who is Kirsten Gum???...

After 2: Where is Bob, Phil and Paul?
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Before: started my day stressfully driving a car, often in traffic

After: every day starts with the beauty of riding my bike!

Before: people thought i was alittle weird

After: people have even more reasons to think i'm weird: riding in slow, rain, hot, cold when i have a perfectly good car at home (actually not any more as i don't have one here in Europe)

Before: i couldn't understand how most people can waste so many hours sitting in traffic

After: i REALLY don't understand the above as i KNOW there is a beautiful alternative!
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