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Old 09-09-04, 01:24 PM
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You Know You Bike TOO Much When...

Today I realized I must spend too... much time on a bike and it is becoming first nature to me and not second nature. After a 50 mile ride, I loaded the bike up on the back of the truck, pulled up to a stop sign and tried to "clip out" before I stopped!!! lol
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Old 09-09-04, 01:26 PM
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HAHAH! One time I was at the Rec center with my girlfriend and after I got off the excerise bike a couple of times. This guy asked why I kept twisting my feet off the pedals. I laughed at myself
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Originally Posted by powells2
I loaded the bike up on the back of the truck, pulled up to a stop sign and tried to "clip out" before I stopped!!! lol
Now that's funny.

O/T: Lastnight a lady reporter on our local NBC affiliate signed off by saying "Reporting live from Portland, this is so-and-so for Fox News." She caught herself, but it was still funny. She obviously just switched stations. LOL.
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You Know You Bike TOO Much When...

You actually start counting the protien from the bugs you eat while riding in your normal diet! .



EDIT: We could have a lot of fun with this thread!
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I believe this site was already posted:

http://www.crw.org/youmaybe.htm

I have found myself the other day after a large group ride driving home and honestly thinking about drafting behind other cars on the freeway.
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Originally Posted by HammerTheHill
HAHAH! One time I was at the Rec center with my girlfriend and after I got off the excerise bike a couple of times. This guy asked why I kept twisting my feet off the pedals. I laughed at myself
That's a good one hahah.
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I wear a Third Eye mirror on my cycling sunglasses, and I often find myself trying to look into it when I'm not on the bike.

I also sometimes have the urge to point out road obstacles to cars behind me while I'm driving.
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Old 09-09-04, 04:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Methos
I have found myself the other day after a large group ride driving home and honestly thinking about drafting behind other cars on the freeway.
Ha! i've definitly had that thought go through my mind..."if I can pull up close enough to that semi, I'll bet I can catch an awsome draft!"
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From the website mentioned above...I actually did this the other day:

"You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young woman ride by, and the first thing you check out is her bicycle."
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Old 09-09-04, 04:30 PM
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what woman...you mean that bike wasn't moving on it's own....man that camoflague stuf works great!
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Originally Posted by Lufty
From the website mentioned above...I actually did this the other day:

"You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young woman ride by, and the first thing you check out is her bicycle."
The other day???
That's almost every time for me.







It's hell getting old.
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When at home sitting in your recliner watching any cycling coverage on tv (or perhaps a Tour de France DVD or Breaking Away) & you catch yourself pedaling! My wife always laughs at me.
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g'day,

I reckon its when you come home 'early' after a training session, (from a mechanical, weather whatever) & your 9 Y.O daughter says 'Who are you"?.....;D

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okay, this one's a bit un-PC but back in the day when i was bike commuting from the suburbs to the city i'd get stuck in that cyclists mindset and i'd catch myself rolling up on red lights in my car and looking both ways to see if there was any _real reason to stop.
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I had originally switched from biking after work to biking in the morning before work and now I've switched back to going after work. Why? The original switch was b/c the biking was cutting into my free time after work. The most recent switch back is b/c I realized with all that free time after work I can get more miles in For instance, I road 48.6 miles tonight. Much better than the 21 I was getting in before work. Now when I start going AM and PM I'll realize that I've got issues.
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When driving with the window open and I need to change lanes fast, I get a sudden impulse to point out of the window and down at the street to the lane on my left that I plan on taking, the same the way I do on my bike in heavy city traffic. Then I sorta laugh to myself, sigh, and wish I was ridding!

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Last weekend, my family and a few friends all drove to Flaming Gorge for a little labor day fun. On the drive down we were all in pretty large vehicles with big engines (two Powerstroke F350's, one with a camper, both with a boat, and a decent sized motorhome hauling a motorcycle trailer). I kept thinking to myself, "why dont we all take turns drafting off each other? It would save fuel and time!"

Also, every time you are in a vehicle that creates very high torque with low RPM's (like 500+ft/lbs at 2300RPM's with a powerstroke), you start thinking about things like cadence, power output, and Jan Ulrich.
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Originally Posted by -CM-
I wear a Third Eye mirror on my cycling sunglasses, and I often find myself trying to look into it when I'm not on the bike.
Same here. I do this ALL the time!
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Yeah I knew I got to that point when I was more comfortable on a bike than a desk chair. How do people sit in these things? The saddle is so damn WIDE!
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you know when youve been cycling too long when you drink your morning coffee out of a bike bottle.

You also know it's been WAY too much when all you drink out of are from your collection of bottles. I have 5 I drink from constantly. One for coffee, two for my bike, one for my desk, and one for spare.
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Originally Posted by catatonic
you know when youve been cycling too long when you drink your morning coffee out of a bike bottle.

You also know it's been WAY too much when all you drink out of are from your collection of bottles. I have 5 I drink from constantly. One for coffee, two for my bike, one for my desk, and one for spare.
My mouthwash is in a bike bottle. Love got tired of the huge bottle of listerine, extra bottle laying around, problem solved.
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1) ... you reach for lycra clothing without thought (I do!) and that's the major part of your wardrobe.

2) ... you don't know how to drive anymore. I tried driving about a year or so ago, and I was doing all that stuff like trying to enter the pedestrian cross walk when I got to a red light, and things like that. It was actually dangerous for me to drive! And I just can't remember the rules of the road anymore, and I stay to the right when I drive, but then I kept hitting stuff like parked cars, street signs, and those big columns that hold up the train tracks on Wabash.

3) ... you spend all your money on bikes and can't eat anything but ramen for the week (or month, depending).

4) ... you think work interferes with your bike riding.

5) ... you start thinking it's time to move someplace so you can get in better rides.

6) ... you have so many bikes you can't get anything else into your apartment, and you're STILL working on getting that next bike!

7) ... you think having a SO is a hassle because it gets in the way of your riding.

That's me... and I still don't think I'm obsessing about my bike riding... yet.

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When you take the mountain bike out riding for 6 hours. Come home grab something to eat, log on to Bike Forums for just 10 minutes. Then hop on the rode bike for another 4 hours. Then come home and log on to Bike Forums again. Dam I need to get a life, My girlfriend is starting to hate me.
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