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Signs of a new cycling season. . .(11 posts)

Signs of a new cycling season. . .js5280
Mar 25, 2002 12:54 PM
Birds singing in the morning, sun setting after dinner time, roadsides slowly clearing themselves of loose gravel, the crimson flow of blood down your achilles tendon from nicking your freshly shaven legs. Ahhhh, 'tis the season . . .

What others am I missing? Points for creativity and humor as always. . .
re: Signs of a new cycling season. . .Len J
Mar 25, 2002 1:01 PM
Wife starting to drop comments about maintaining my bike in the kitchen.

The sweet sounds of "Damn I've got too many clothes on" as the day warms up.

The "I haven't rode much" sandbagger's lament ringing in the group (Just before they kill you on a hill).

The public emergence of the species "Intervalis too earlies" known for his incredible strength in the early spring (and his hibernation by late June).

AHH Spring.

Len
Signs ...Brooks
Mar 25, 2002 1:21 PM
Spouse prevailing on you to move trainer/rollers out of living room and into unheated garage (for those days you still can't get on the road) and you don't mind. You even keep the garage door open to get the smell of the open road in your lungs.
Rode a century yesterday ...pmf1
Mar 25, 2002 1:28 PM
and I don't live in Arizona.
Jan 1stMiklos
Mar 25, 2002 1:33 PM
I've always considered January 1st the start of a new cycling season. Do some not brave the winter months to stay in shape?

Miklos
Feeling hardcore is a greater pleasure than feeling fast.Alex-in-Evanston
Mar 25, 2002 1:41 PM
Besides - it's only bad for the first five minutes.

Alex
Indeed ...Humma Hah
Mar 25, 2002 2:36 PM
... Jan 1 is not so much the start of the season as it is the date to start a fresh riding log, and note the total miles, etc, of the previous year in order to set new goals.
Sneezing as I ride to work ...Humma Hah
Mar 25, 2002 2:39 PM
... durn, the pollen is back.

The starlings are nesting in the hangar, where I park the bike at work, and if they poop it, they're gonna DIE!

Getting too darned hot to ride! Musta hit 40 F on the way home last night! Didn't wear gloves this morning.

Need a heavy rain to wash all the trash out of the gutter ... er, my riding lane.

Sometimes I can ride home without needing the light.
... but Michigan's weather is still crappyweiwentg
Mar 25, 2002 3:38 PM
snowed today. aaarrrggghhh...
Raising bars to accomodate large gut.STEELYeyed
Mar 25, 2002 4:05 PM
re: Signs of a new cycling season. . .salmonwheel
Mar 26, 2002 9:49 AM
1. suckin tubes for a long time after a sprint or hard climb
2. I'm starting to see other cyclists on the road now
3. The familiar chant of ignorants, "use the sidewalk", "get out of the road" even when I 'm in a bike lane
people are much nicer in the winter ( or their windows are up)
4. Passing better riders than me on better bikes than mine because I rode all winter ( it doesn't last though)
5. Trying to convince myself to think about my work instead of my extended ride home
6. Watching the pulse of new riders, they stay active until early June usually
7. Multi use paths are reclaimed by their rightful owners Joggers, dog walkers, kids, family bike riders, and even roler bladers
8. I see women out jogging and riding bikes
I only see men outside from late fall too early spring. I used to think maybe men are tougher, but since I know we are not (witness to child birth) I can only assume women are smarter.
9. Mud