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"You know you spend too much on cycling when...(21 posts)

"You know you spend too much on cycling when...DougSloan
Dec 16, 2002 11:45 AM
...the shop sends you Christmas presents and a card signed by everyone who works there, three years running. I won't say which shop, but this is very nice -- but scary.

Big Smiles!

re:You know you spend too much on cycling when...rollo tommassi
Dec 16, 2002 11:48 AM
you watch back-to-back showings of "Breaking Away" on ESPN Classic!!!
I get the same from my LBS.....PEDDLEFOOT
Dec 16, 2002 12:10 PM
It's nice to know you're appreciated.
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...wasabekid
Dec 16, 2002 11:59 AM
...You start vacationing with your bike!!!

(to ride your bike any which way you can to attain that low $/mile usage on the bike, to eventually self justify that it was all well worth it ;-)!!!
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Akirasho
Dec 16, 2002 11:59 AM
... you own your home, and truck... and your bikes are still your greatest financial asset...

We abide.

Remain In Light.

Be the bike.
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling
Dec 16, 2002 12:12 PM
You know the work schedules of all of the guys at the LBS.
You ride a bike to the lbs to buyLeroy
Dec 16, 2002 12:16 PM
the parts to work on another bike at home. Way too bike intensive a day!
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...scary slow
Dec 16, 2002 12:45 PM
when you have to up your renters insurance just to cover your bikes!
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Juanmoretime
Dec 16, 2002 12:53 PM
you call a bicycle mail order house, I.E. Excel or Coloardo Cyclist, and by voice recognition, they know you by name.
I got a couple of pint glasses and some candy from Excel (nm)ColnagoFE
Dec 16, 2002 12:57 PM
Though that was the year I bought a Merlin from them. Haven't even seen a card lately though. Guess they were pissed I bought a Colnago from the competition for my next bike. I imagine they send gifts to everyone over a certain pre-set spending level.
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...comedy-tragedy
Dec 16, 2002 1:06 PM
The garage door opener breaks and moving your bike into the house potentially saves more money than moving your wife's car would.

(Yes, this happened last week)
Dec 16, 2002 1:32 PM
You have to take a second mortgage on them to pay your kids tuition...
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Bike Bum
Dec 16, 2002 1:48 PM
Your Wife Starts Dating again...and it not you....
Doug and MB1 tell you you're spending too much! (nm)Humma Hah
Dec 16, 2002 2:00 PM
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Bill J Pappas
Dec 16, 2002 2:31 PM
during the Xmas season, you first make sure your bikes' needs are looked after, before making those purchases for your own family&friends!
When you can sell a Bianchi EV2, Cervelo, and Colnago C-40, and still have some cools bikes left to ride!Tig
Dec 16, 2002 3:16 PM
Sorry, Doug... it was just too easy and I couldn't pass it up! Just kidding, as you know.
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Mike P
Dec 16, 2002 5:19 PM
When your girlfriend tells you the next one better fit on her finger...

re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...Chainstay
Dec 16, 2002 7:33 PM
When your wife tells you her bonus and you calculate what that will buy form the lbs
even though you're fifty, fat and flatulent, Campy carbon wheelsLook381i
Dec 17, 2002 4:11 AM
make perfect sense.

you justify the bikes hanging in your living room as "art."

Armani custom makes your cycling duds.

Santini custom makes your business suits.

you have your Beemer repainted in your favorite Euro team colors.

you think of your daughter's tuition as a 381i per month and hope she drops out.

you try to convince your wife that its federal law that cycling expenses must equal mortgage payments.

you wonder at times if there is a 12-step program for cyclists.
re: "You know you spend too much on cycling when...DINOSAUR
Dec 17, 2002 8:22 AM
When you wife suggests that you go out and get a part time job just to support your cycling habit.

When your wife says your're overcharged on your monthly bicycling budget all the way into spring of next year.

When the new guy at the cycling shop knows you by your first name although you have never seen him before.

When you go to your LBS and wander around aimlessly gawking at everything and they ignore you like you are a fixture in the shop.

When you sell your old beloved classic car just to free up some money for a new bike.

I could sit here all day and do this...
this is appropriate...DougSloan
Dec 17, 2002 3:21 PM