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Old 11-02-15, 06:54 AM
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Cyclist problems

I thought it'd be fun to have a thread where we could express problems we face that are unique to being a cyclist, that non-cyclists face. This is for fun... no diatribes, or novels expressing your disdain for your own existence.


I'll begin with:

Every pair of jeans that fit my waist are skinny jeans on my legs.
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Old 11-02-15, 08:23 AM
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My clothes stink...until I change them.
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People think I'm weird for having bicycles in my living room.
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I eat because riding makes me hungry, I ride to burn off what I ate. Its a vicious cycle.
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Old 11-02-15, 08:58 AM
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I pay attention to the number on the scale, instead of the image in the mirror. I'm in my 30's and feel like a teenage girl with body-image issues.
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Originally Posted by silversx80 View Post
I thought it'd be fun to have a thread where we could express problems we face that are unique to being a cyclist, that non-cyclists face. This is for fun... no diatribes, or novels expressing your disdain for your own existence.


I'll begin with:

Every pair of jeans that fit my waist are skinny jeans on my legs.
I don't even understand your problem.
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Old 11-02-15, 09:31 AM
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I have grease marks on some socks from tucking in my pants legs during commuting, errands, etc.
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
I don't even understand your problem.
Yeah, even though my quads are massive I don't have an issue getting pants that fit. I even wear modern fit dress pants that have fairly narrow legs with no issues. I'm no track sprinter though...
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Originally Posted by rms13 View Post
I don't even understand your problem.
31" waist, 38" rump, 25" each thigh. "Loose fit" jeans in a 31X32 are too tight in the arse, and skin tight on my thighs and calves.
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Originally Posted by silversx80 View Post
I pay attention to the number on the scale, instead of the image in the mirror. I'm in my 30's and feel like a teenage girl with body-image issues.
Body dysmorphia isn't just for teenage girls...
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my wife doesn't understand me.
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Body dysmorphia sucks.
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Originally Posted by series1811 View Post
I eat because riding makes me hungry, I ride to burn off what I ate. Its a vicious cycle.
You're not alone, my friend.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
People think I'm weird for having bicycles in my living room.
I remember when a Co-worker told me once

"Just leave your bike locked up outside man! So what if it rains its not going to ruin the bike"

I just looked at him and turned away. as I walked away I told him that the bike "sleeps" next to me by the wall closest to my bedside (which is true, the location atleast). He said that I'm obsessed, I told him that I value my hobbies and my personal assets and respect well built things. He called me stupid...

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Old 11-02-15, 11:23 AM
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I always bring my helmet into a restaurant. That way others will know I have bike tights on. Not just stupid looking pants for no reason. At least it's stupid looking pants for a reason.

If I am riding in a beach access area, when I get off the bike I take my glasses mirror off, that way it does not look like I just take the mirror to the beach for "scenery".
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Some days I think maybe I should take my bike stand out of the kitchen because it's in the way.



Not happening!
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Some have been known to have this problem.



Sadly, some don't even realize that's a problem.
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Perpetual chainring tattoo on right calf.
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I *gladly* spend $1700 dollars on what I consider a very cheap bicycle.

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When I started riding a lot I had to have my suits altered: Jacket taken in, waist taken in, seat let out.
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My wife really hates my cycling addiction. Practically every time I'm on the phone I'm looking up "stupid bike stuff."

I'm starting to question whether this healthy habit could indeed be bad for my (other forms of) health.
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Perpetual chainring tattoo on right calf.
LOL. Cat 5 mark.
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People think I'm weird for having bicycles in my living room.
I can't be the only one with a 55 gallon drum of chamois cream in the bathroom...
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People think I'm weird not just because I like bicycles, but because I love my old Huffy bicycles.
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Some have been known to have this problem.



Sadly, some don't even realize that's a problem.
What problem ?
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