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Old 12-13-04, 08:48 AM
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Cycling To-Do List

I found this list on the web somewhere. I don't know if many have see it, but there are some things here maybe you haven't done.

Ride in a pace line at 16 mph or faster
Complete a night ride
Ride in the rain
Install a cyclo-computer on your bicycle
Install clipless pedals on your bicycle
Ride every paved road in your county excluding interstates and busy highways
Ride over a suspension bridge
Participate in the Cruisin' In The Country Century in November
Ride your bicycle to church and attend services
Stop at a church and pray during a bicycle ride
Wave at motorists from atop an interstate overpass
Participate in six organized bicycle rides in a year
Make or receive a phone call while pedaling your bike
Complete a multi-day bicycle tour such (BRAG, Bicycle Florida, etc)
Participate in an organized ride or a club ride on New Year's Day
Ride on a Rail Trail
Ride on a dirt road or trail for a mile
Log 400 bicycle miles in a month
Log 200 local miles in a week
Complete a 20-mile ride on seven consecutive days over local roads
Find money on the road during a bicycle ride
Find something useful (other than money) during a ride and take it home with you
Run an errand on your bicycle
Ride your bicycle to your place of employment
Change a flat tire for another cyclist
Join a bicycle club
Join a cycling related e-mail list
Purchase a new bicycle
Purchase a second bicycle
Ride both of your bicycles during the same day
Use a drive-through window while on your bicycle
Complete a metric century (62 miles)
Complete a standard century (100 miles)
Complete a standard century on a hybrid or mountain bicycle
Complete an unsupported standard century (100 miles)
Ask a stranger for water
Be the Ride Leader for an informal group bicycle ride
Be the Ride Leader for a scheduled club bicycle ride
Begin an informal group ride from your residence
Draw a route map for a club ride
Keep a diary of your completed miles
Subscribe to a bicycling magazine
Purchase a cycling jersey that has a graphic design
Take a youth for a bicycle ride
Take your significant other for a bicycle ride
Kiss your significant other while both of you are wearing cycling helmets
Ride to a restaurant; meet your significant other there for dinner
Ride to a nearby town, spend the night, and return the following day
Loan or give a piece of equipment or clothing to a new cyclist
Complete a volunteer function for an organized bicycle ride
Write a bicycling related article for a publication
Accompany a new cyclist to shop for a bicycle
Attend an amateur or professional bicycle race
Watch a video of a professional bicycle race
Watch the video entitled "American Flyer"
Watch the video entitled "Breaking Away"
Watch TV coverage of the Tour de France
Read Lance Armstrong's book entitled "It's Not About the Bike"
Ride a road bike
Ride a hybrid
Ride a tandem
Ride a recumbent
Spray a dog with pepper spray
Get your picture and/or name in the newspaper for promoting cycling
Ride a mile for every US president on President's Day in February
Ride your age in miles on your birthday
Ride through four counties in a day
Stop an unacquainted cyclist and introduce yourself
Ride a 10 mile loop route as fast as you can (time trial)
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Old 12-13-04, 01:30 PM
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I think I've done 17 or 18 of them. (I lost count)
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Not bad, except the church and dog bits.
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Old 12-13-04, 05:51 PM
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[QUOTE=CosmicRocker]I found this list on the web somewhere. I don't know if many have see it, but there are some things here maybe you haven't done.

Ride through four counties in a day
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That would be something here! My county is bigger than the state of Delaware and it isn't the biggest one in AZ!
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I think I agree with all of them except for the "Make or receive a phone call while pedaling your bike". Don't think that should be on there.
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-Cycle for the rest of my life
-Go on at least one major long-distance bike tour
-Ride a recumbent at some point
-Live close enough to work to commute by bike

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Old 12-13-04, 11:28 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
Complete a night ride Once, plan to buy some lights and do more
Ride in the rain I live in rainforest hahahaha
Install a cyclo-computer on your bicycle installed and removed
Ride over a suspension bridge done
Wave at motorists from atop an interstate overpass did that as a kid
Participate in six organized bicycle rides in a year ok
Ride on a dirt road or trail for a mile is there anything else
Find something useful (other than money) during a ride and take it home with you oakley sunglasses found on trail
Run an errand on your bicycle ...umm yeah
Ride your bicycle to your place of employment yep
Change a flat tire for another cyclist yep
Join a bicycle club done
Join a cycling related e-mail list 3 of them
Purchase a new bicycle three of them, built one from scratch
Purchase a second bicycle oooo
Ride both of your bicycles during the same day downhill and then djing
Use a drive-through window while on your bicycle did this drunk
Take your significant other for a bicycle ride she is addicted to downhill now
Kiss your significant other while both of you are wearing cycling helmets try this with a full face helmet...looks like polar bears
Loan or give a piece of equipment or clothing to a new cyclist comunity mech...I do this often
Accompany a new cyclist to shop for a bicycle uh huh
Attend an amateur or professional bicycle race been to many now
Watch a video of a professional bicycle race I own 50 someodd fr movies all of which include downhill racing footage
Watch the video entitled "American Flyer" yep
Watch the video entitled "Breaking Away" yep
Watch TV coverage of the Tour de France yep
Read Lance Armstrong's book entitled "It's Not About the Bike" yep
Stop an unacquainted cyclist and introduce yourself this is usually preceeded by me realizing he is lost in the woods
Most of the rest don't apply to me or what I like. Church, centuries etc just don't hold any appeal for me and I will likely never bother doing. I can think of some that should be in there haha. Some of the ones I want to do

Write a bicycling related article for a publication
Thats really it.
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Old 12-14-04, 05:27 AM
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Ride in the snow at night.
Ride a barrow (non recumbent racing trike)
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Old 12-14-04, 05:39 AM
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I think I'm going to have to do the 'Ride your age in miles on your birthday' in Jan. Does kicking a dog in the nose count for pepper spray?

It's really sad how many of those I have already....
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Old 12-14-04, 09:21 AM
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Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
I found this list on the web somewhere. I don't know if many have see it, but there are some things here maybe you haven't done.

Ride through four counties in a day
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That would be something here! My county is bigger than the state of Delaware and it isn't the biggest one in AZ!

Man, you should ride through four STATES in one day. Ya know, that four corner area!
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Old 12-14-04, 12:52 PM
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how about ride a penny farthing bike?
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Old 12-14-04, 06:07 PM
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I stop at a cematary were one of my work mates is buried & have a chat to him One way at the moment sometimes when I pass that way , I usualy flog some flowers from someones garden to put on his grave ! .He was killed at work ,hit by a train in the workshop,not a good way to go!
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Old 12-14-04, 08:35 PM
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Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
I found this list on the web somewhere. I don't know if many have see it, but there are some things here maybe you haven't done.

Ride in a pace line at 16 mph or faster ----YES
Complete a night ride------- YES
Ride in the rain---------- YES
Install a cyclo-computer on your bicycle --------------MANY TIMES
Install clipless pedals on your bicycle ------------YES
Ride every paved road in your county excluding interstates and busy highways ----------ALMOST
Ride over a suspension bridge -------------YES
Participate in the Cruisin' In The Country Century in November ------------YES (2002)
Ride your bicycle to church and attend services-------------- NO
Stop at a church and pray during a bicycle ride------------ YES
Wave at motorists from atop an interstate overpass ---------------YES
Participate in six organized bicycle rides in a year------------- NO
Make or receive a phone call while pedaling your bike------------- YES
Complete a multi-day bicycle tour such (BRAG, Bicycle Florida, etc)----------- YES
Participate in an organized ride or a club ride on New Year's Day ---------------- YES
Ride on a Rail Trail ---------------- NO
Ride on a dirt road or trail for a mile ------------- YES
Log 400 bicycle miles in a month ------------ YES
Log 200 local miles in a week -------------- YES
Complete a 20-mile ride on seven consecutive days over local roads-------------- NO
Find money on the road during a bicycle ride-------------- YES
Find something useful (other than money) during a ride and take it home with you---------------- YES
Run an errand on your bicycle ----------- OFTEN
Ride your bicycle to your place of employment ------------------- YES
Change a flat tire for another cyclist---------------- YES
Join a bicycle club ---------- NOT A FORMAL ONE
Join a cycling related e-mail lis------------t DON'T CARE TO
Purchase a new bicycle------------ YES
Purchase a second bicycle----------- YES
Ride both of your bicycles during the same day ---------------- YES
Use a drive-through window while on your bicycle----------------- YES (WALGREENS)
Complete a metric century (62 miles) -------------- YES
Complete a standard century (100 miles)------------- NO
Complete a standard century on a hybrid or mountain bicycle ------------NO WAY
Complete an unsupported standard century (100 miles) -------------------NOT YET
Ask a stranger for water -------------------- YES
Be the Ride Leader for an informal group bicycle ride ------------- YES
Be the Ride Leader for a scheduled club bicycle ride ------------------ NO
Begin an informal group ride from your residence ----------------- YES
Draw a route map for a club ride ------------- NO
Keep a diary of your completed miles --------- YES ( http://www.bikejournal.com )
Subscribe to a bicycling magazine------------- NEVER AGIN
Purchase a cycling jersey that has a graphic design -----------------YES
Take a youth for a bicycle ride ----------------YES
Take your significant other for a bicycle ride-------------- YES
Kiss your significant other while both of you are wearing cycling helmets -----------NOT EASY
Ride to a restaurant; meet your significant other there for dinner--------- YES
Ride to a nearby town, spend the night, and return the following day ------------NO
Loan or give a piece of equipment or clothing to a new cyclist --------------YES
Complete a volunteer function for an organized bicycle ride------------- NO
Write a bicycling related article for a publication -------------------YES
Accompany a new cyclist to shop for a bicycle --------YES
Attend an amateur or professional bicycle race------------ YES
Watch a video of a professional bicycle race ----------YES
Watch the video entitled "American Flyer"--------- YES
Watch the video entitled "Breaking Away" -------- YES
Watch TV coverage of the Tour de France ----------YES
Read Lance Armstrong's book entitled "It's Not About the Bike" ---------YES
Ride a road bike ---------YES
Ride a hybrid ---------- YES
Ride a tandem ------------- NO
Ride a recumbent------------ NO
Spray a dog with pepper spray------------ NO
Get your picture and/or name in the newspaper for promoting cycling -----------NO
Ride a mile for every US president on President's Day in February ------------- NO
Ride your age in miles on your birthday------------ YES
Ride through four counties in a day ------YeS
Stop an unacquainted cyclist and introduce yourself------------ YES
Ride a 10 mile loop route as fast as you can (time trial)----------- OH HELL YES

Also on my cycling "TO-DO" list is Shonny Vanlandingham.
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Originally Posted by CosmicRocker
Log 400 bicycle miles in a month
This one strikes me as a little funny because I've topped 400 miles in a month running....

Here's a few of my own:
-Get into a fistfight with a cabby
-Get my mother to ride my fixed gear
-Bust a skid long enough to wear through the casing and cause a catastrophic blowout
-Compete in a Keirin event
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Get a rear wheel for my singlespeed so I don't have to switch wheels back and forth anymore.
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Ride your bicycle to church and attend services Awfully narrow minded statement there are many who don't believe and or follow a different faith.
Stop at a church and pray during a bicycle rideDitto above

Make or receive a phone call while pedaling your bikeYou're ENCOURAGING this? This has to be one of the stupidest things I've seen here.


Spray a dog with pepper spray What the **** what kind of sick ***************** are you?
None of these things BELONG on a general cycling to do list
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I've done all but 14 of them, how's that?

I've done lots of interesting things that aren't on the list though.

Carried a TV set home on my bike.
" " sterio " " " "
" " trombone to school and home on my bike.
Had bikes worth more than my car.
Married another cyclist.
Rode my bike on roads so flooded that my feet went underwater every stroke.
Rode my bike in snow and ice.
Rode a track bike.
Built a bike entirely out of thrown away parts.
Been hit by cars 3 times.
Rode with a cycling legond (Scott Dickson)
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Raiyn,
I agree with your post about some of the things maybe don't belong in there. But DON'T shoot the messenger. I just found it and copied it. I personally don't even own a cell phone and don't ever plan to. And yes, using one on a bike is stupid.

As far as dogs go. If you have a regular ride where you might get chased by a dog, try what I do. Take some large Milk Bones with you. When doggie comes running, throw the milk bone making sure you lead him so he will see it. He will swerve off and go for the treat. That is my solution to chasing dogs.

. . . . and take a chill pill

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Lets see... all except the local specific rides, oh have not run a century on a mountian bike though...

Spray a dog with pepper spray
More than I care to count... if that stops them. Always getting chaced by dogs at work
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I got a score of 52.

Spray a dog with pepper spray - Is that a worthy goal, or a mark of a failure?
Ride a mile for every US president on President's Day in February - You must live in the south. 43 miles in snow, slush, and/or freezing rain would not be fun. BONUS POINTS - you could add miles for the seven U.S. presidents who served before George Washington:
John Hanson (1782)
Elias Boudinot (1783)
Thomas Mifflin (1784)
Richard Henry Lee (1785)
Nathan Gorman (1786)
Arthur St. Clair (1787)
Cyrus Griffin (1788)
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I got a score of 52.

You beat me by 1!
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45 for me. Would like to try riding every paved road in the county but am not ready for Mt Rainier yet. At 62 I may never be. Maybe if I move to a flatter county.
DEK: For me the cell phone is a necessity for long club rides. Significant other has to many health problems so need contact. The person I ride with also uses his cell. If either of us gets in trouble we let it ring 3 times and wait 1 minute for the other stop and get his phone then call again. No talking while riding. Kids and older granddaughter have same instructions in case Mom/Grandma has problems.
CosmicRocker: I like the dog biscuit bit. Some of those very rural country dogs may not take the bait but I will try. I have sure wished for pepper spray on more than one occasion.
Goal this year is a new years ride, presidents day ride, and write several articles for the club newsletter. The drive thru is just a matter of time.
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22 out of 69... I do not consider myself to be that serious, but it is surprising how many of these I have done...
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Originally Posted by becnal
Man, you should ride through four STATES in one day. Ya know, that four corner area!
Friend of mine and I thought of that as soon as I told him about this thread. We just might doit for the heck of it.
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