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You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........(32 posts)

You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........deaccelerator
Aug 20, 2001 12:16 PM
1) your children watch phil liggett more than mr. rogers

2) you try to arrange your kids blocks/legos into the same pattern as the mapei logo

please add more to this thread!!!
Aug 20, 2001 12:33 PM
You carryThioderek
Aug 20, 2001 12:36 PM
An extra pair of underwear, deodorant and sandals in your messenger bag wherever you go.
On your double century? nmMB1
Aug 20, 2001 12:44 PM
re: You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........MrCelloBoy
Aug 20, 2001 1:29 PM
You carry a bike waterbottle in your car ALWAYS.
Your kids take bike bottles to their room at night.
Your pets are named Sprocket and Ergo.
re: You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........Spinchick
Aug 20, 2001 3:43 PM
your spouse refers to your bikes as "the mechanical objects that consume our lives."

on rainy days you sit and stare glumly between your bike and the outside...

you reclimb a pretty damn steep hill 3 times just so you can go back down...wwwwhhhheeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
one more...Spinchick
Aug 20, 2001 3:52 PM
your 3 1/2 year old daughter says "Mommy, why don't you just ask the man at the bike store to put wings on your bike so you can go REALLY fast."
re: this is your basement...Akirasho
Aug 20, 2001 1:45 PM
Be the bike.
One piece of advicemike mcmahon
Aug 20, 2001 1:48 PM
Don't ever disclose your home address around here. ;-)
Yeah baby, YEAH!!!! (NM)MrCelloBoy
Aug 20, 2001 2:34 PM
YOU THE MAN! (nm)Chen2
Aug 20, 2001 2:35 PM
re: this is your basement...TiDie
Aug 20, 2001 4:15 PM
LOL!! I gotta show that to my wife.
Croly Hap!!! (nm)Atombomber
Aug 20, 2001 4:38 PM
Akirasho...Jon Billheimer
Aug 20, 2001 6:11 PM
You are my hero! We (with the possible exception of Doug Sloan) are not worthy.
Holey #@$!Marlon
Aug 20, 2001 7:28 PM
That is probably the most impressive bike basement photo I've seen in a while... BUT THE WORK STAND IS CLAMPING THE TOP TUBE, AARGH!

Thank god that Cervelo uses strong tubing... I'm sticking to clamping my seatpost, nonetheless.
... lightly clamped...Akirasho
Aug 21, 2001 11:13 AM
... just enough to steady the bike (note rag to protect finish). The proprietary seatpost makes traditional methods difficult.

Be the bike.
Do you have a photo of your garage?? (nm)Bruno S
Aug 20, 2001 8:58 PM
Oh, baybeee....4bykn
Aug 20, 2001 11:45 PM
...I gotta go take a cold shower. Nice basement!
Itt's.....BEAUTIFUL....I'm all choked up! nmdirtbag
Aug 21, 2001 2:17 AM
It's got to be there, I just don't see it...RhodyRider
Aug 21, 2001 5:09 AM
Where is the unicycle?!? It seems to be the only thing "missing." Maybe a tandem, too? You need a wide-angle lens to capture all that fine rolling hardware. Nice.
HOLY COW! Can't wait to show my wife!Dog
Aug 21, 2001 5:33 AM
I feel soooooooooo much better now. I thought I over did it. You must the the Emelda Marcos of amateur cycling. I'm seriously freaked. That is great. An arsenal of bike stuff. You have my utmost respect. You win.

You aren't married, are you?

You aren't married, are you?Akirasho
Aug 21, 2001 11:21 AM
... not any more...

my therapist calls this transferance... This is actually the financially cheaper of the two options.

Now, Emelda was just plain weird ("... then let them buy shoes")!

Be the bike.
cause and effect?Dog
Aug 21, 2001 11:39 AM
So, did all the bikes come before or after the divorce? Any cause and effect there, i.e., were the bikes the cause or a result of the divorce? I have a personal interest in this, as, as you know, marriage can be a fine balancing act between keeping them happy and riding.

Aug 21, 2001 11:49 AM
After the divorce... after years long depression... returned to cycling to "ease the pain".

I understand about balance though... a toughie if you're committed to cycling as a form of exercise (2 or more hours a day on the bike vs. home life) and your significant other doesn't share (in some way) the experience.

Ironically, a friend of mine might have found a solution (albeit by accident). Seems his wife (via his sister in law) became hooked on this year's TdF and decided to get a new bike! She now plans on doing an organized ride in September.

Danny is still just plain weird.

Be the bike.
Ya gotta give us a listMel Erickson
Aug 21, 2001 9:01 AM
We must have all the details, on every bike! I dare not show this to my wife. She'll think it's the type of basement I want to duplicate and get really nervous. And she's right!
Your freeraaad baaak is broken and...dirtbag
Aug 20, 2001 5:15 PM jump off the sheyd own fooot insteyd of own yur baaak!
re: You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........JL
Aug 20, 2001 6:41 PM
Everywhere you go (not on the bike) you think things like:

1. Wow that would be a fun hill to climb. I wonder what the percent grade is?

2. If I did this ride on my bike it would take complete it. And of course, you start trying to figure out directions to complete it.
Highway traffic...Brian B.
Aug 20, 2001 8:16 PM
A couple weeks ago, I was heading North into Maine on Rte. 95. Coming up to the tolls, traffic was crawling along at about 35 mph... At first I was frustrated and annoyed... then something happened- I said to myself, "hey, if I were on my bike, I'd be keeping a hell of a pace right now!"

And traffic didn't seem so bad, and my bike, up on the roof rack, waited patiently with me.

re: You know you are fanatical about cycling when..........Cartman
Aug 21, 2001 8:43 AM
My wife and I decided to name our next pet Phill Liggett. I just love the way our 2 1/2 year old daughter says his name!
The ultimate fanatic to put all others to shame...Dog
Aug 21, 2001 9:38 AM

Danny literally eats, sleeps, walks, talks, thinks, ... riding. He rides RAAM, finishing in Florida, and then rides home to Pennsylvania. He rides across the country alone, stopping to see remote acquaintences, inviting himself for dinner and staying over night. We are not even on the same bike planet with this guy.

...last time I checked...Akirasho
Aug 21, 2001 11:25 AM
Danny had reported still being a virgin... THAT AIN'T ME!

Surely in a million miles, he'd come up behind something clad in lycra that would change all that... or like Emelda, Danny is just plain weird.

Be the bike.
lost itDog
Aug 21, 2001 11:37 AM
Lost it at age 38. It's noted somewhere on his site in some interview he gave, or at least used to be.

BTW, he passed 500,000 miles this year.