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You know you're riding a lot when...(10 posts)

You know you're riding a lot when...theBreeze
Apr 7, 2003 2:42 PM
you are pushing your grocery cart down the aisle and call out "on your left" when passing someone!

I did this yesterday. It wasn't until I noticed the funny look the women gave me that I realized what I had done. She probably thought I was really nuts when I started laughing.

SO, anyone else find themself doing "bike stuff" when NOT on the bike? ;)
When my wife and I walk the dogs...merckx56
Apr 7, 2003 4:33 PM
and there's a car coming, I'll say "Car back".
When my wife and I walk the dogs...mike r
Apr 8, 2003 2:41 AM
I say that everywhere, walking to town, walking back along the road from the crag (rock climning). any time i'm on the road with a group. its becoming a problem
re: You know you're riding a lot when...koala
Apr 7, 2003 4:45 PM
Your kids grew an inch since the last time you saw them..
You know your spinning too much....TFerguson
Apr 7, 2003 4:52 PM
when your riding your bike and you reach down to for the control knob to shift. (Sunday in a TT)
You keep a mirror handy on the bathroom counterNASA Noddler
Apr 7, 2003 5:36 PM
I think I don't have to elaborate
re: You know you're riding too much when...MR_GRUMPY
Apr 7, 2003 7:12 PM
you find all your bike stuff on the front lawn, and the front door is locked.
re: You know you're riding too much when...Juanmoretime
Apr 8, 2003 1:12 AM
your getting dressed in the morning for work, you lube up your shorts with Bag Balm and you don't commute by bike to work.
re: You know you're riding a lot when...mfuchs1
Apr 8, 2003 4:30 AM
True CyclistYou Know You're a Cyclist When . . .
Original Authors Unknown

You buy a car based on whether or not a bike will fit in the trunk/back.
Any one of your bikes is worth more than your car.
Your bike rack is worth more than your car.
Your most expensive clothes say Pearl Izumi on them.
Your legs are tan only to mid-thigh.
You know your max heart rate but not your IQ.
The first thing you ask when you regain consciousness is, "How's my bike?"
You can identify bugs by their taste.
You mentally log every meal as "good fuel" or "bad fuel."
You think that the four major food groups are Power Bar, Cytomax, Gatorade, and
Fig Newtons.
Your entire knowledge of French consists of phrases like "maillot jaune,"
"pannier," and "peloton."
You know the phone number of your local bike shop by heart.
You learn you have X money left over after paying bills and the first thing you
do is reach for the nearest bicycling catalog.
Seventy-five percent of the tools you own are from Park or Campagnolo.
You can remember Campagnolo part numbers, but not your anniversary date.
You tell your spouse in all sincerity that it is too hot to mow the lawn; then
you take off and do a century ride.
You find yourself noticing (and being irritated by) some of the following about
other riders:
Their seat is too low.

Their frame is too large.

They're not wearing a helmet.

They're riding erratically and making drivers crazy.

They're riding on the wrong side of the road.
You use biking slang around family or coworkers who have no idea what you're
talking about. Like: "I would have finished that project last night, but I
bonked hard at 11:00."
You're jogging with someone and you holler, "Glass!"
You're riding in a car with someone and call out, "Car right!"
You pull up hard on the steering wheel trying to jump your car over a pothole.
You find yourself trying to disengage your clipless pedals when moving your foot
off the clutch in your car.
You know the distance to every point of interest within 20 miles of your house,
as well as the location of every pothole along the way.
Someone in a car asks for directions and without realizing it you give them a
route that includes motor vehicle barriers, or a route that bypasses all
freeways/busy roads, or is very scenic.
You actually move farther from work so your bike commute will be longer.
You choose a home solely on the basis of whether or not it is flat enough to
ride into and how close the good roads/trails are.
You refuse to buy a couch because that patch of wall space is taken up by your
You have more wheels than suits.
You can build up three bikes from all the parts lying around your house.
re: You know you're riding a lot when...ridingthegyro
Apr 8, 2003 9:34 AM
you give up your day job, wife, and kids because they're getting in the way of your riding