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Chickysoup that just about killed me when I read that. I think I nearly burst my spleen laughing! SO true though!

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If the only people who wear more spandex than you are superheros!

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LOL, WILLOW, I traded my convertible for an SUV, for just that reason...

...your friends know they are not allowed to mention the Tour de France with you until you have had a chance to watch all three hours of coverage after work.

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you refuse to admit what you actually paid for your ride.

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I wonder if I should trade in my mustang for a van or suv so I can transport my bike easier. ( so far it is No.)

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... when you're ready for a ride and you see lightning before you head out, you're more worried about the damage the rain will do to your bike than the possibility of being hit by lightning or the danger of getting hit by a hydroplaning car.

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You pass a group of riders in your car and wish you were part of the pack even after your 25 miles ride earlier in the day!

"Our world is not your ashtray!"


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My gloves overlap without a nice open circle so I don't get that. :)

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THECABBIE, Don't forget that little cirlce of tan on the tops of your hands from your gloves...

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when on a road trip you and your spouse constantly tell each other 'clear right' or 'clear left' and 'car back' when driving the car. ;)

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You have a tan from your knees to your ankles, the back of your neck, and your forearms - everything else is pasty white.

"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." - Anthony Bourdain

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....you can't take a bath because there are cycling clothes in the tub!

...you have to tell your husband that he still smells after one shower!

...your 5 year olds want to join the next cycling race!

...you drop your kiddos of at school in spandex and think nothing of it!

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You're REALLY upset because it snowed last night and you can't ride to work.

OR

You are forgetting how to drive. (I really am - I drive that little now...LOL.)

OR

You start trying to dodge pinecones in the road while driving your car.

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...your enjoyment of a ride increases because the number of times that you said "on your left" was much higher than the number of times it was said to you...

"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." - Anthony Bourdain

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...you get devastating news and your desire is to ride your bike until you can get through it.

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7/2/09 4:57 P

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...you check the radar on ride days and hope you can dodge the rain.

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...you bought an SUV so that you have a portable garage for you bike, and it's always available if you have a sudden opportunity to ride.


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You don't even notice attractive people of the other sex in the passing cars.
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Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
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This may just be me, but
when you know exactly how to sit on your bike seat in a kilt/skirt (I wear utilikilts), but still don't get it just right in a chair.

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you realize when you get to work Monday morning, that you've forgotten a fresh towel and facecloth and the old ones were taken home on Friday....ahhh! I love these posts....so true!

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ANNA that's too funny! Have you seen me do that?

You know your a cyclist if...

You prefer your saddle to the Lazy-boy.

Pain is temporary. It may last a minute, or an hour, or a day, or a year, but eventually it will subside and something else will take its place. If I quit, however, it lasts forever.
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You practice trackstands or time your drift at intersections on your motorcycle so that you don't have to click out on your bicycle...


And yeah, I really do actually... emoticon

Edited by: THECABBIE at: 6/25/2009 (18:24)
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...you add a ten mile loop to your trip to the grocery store around the corner just to make it worth the ride.

...most of your activewear has back pockets, padding or reflective strips.

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6/25/09 1:04 P

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...you've convinced the nurse at the local blood drive that the 14 mile ride home isn't strenuous exercise.

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...the number of bikes you need is one more than the number of bikes you already have.

...you ride in the rain.

Sorry, couldn't resist that last one! emoticon

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TheCabbie, I'm glad you started this thread too! It's nice to have the confirmation that others are doing/thinking along the same thought process. Doesn't make me feel all alone, or that I'm the only doing what I'm doing with my cycling adventure!
Thanks!!!

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I'm glad I started this thread. emoticon stuff in here...

"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." - Anthony Bourdain

"No price is too high to pay for the privilege of owning yourself. "-Friedrich Nietzsche


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You know you are a cyclist if you smell your clothes to determine if you can get one more use out of them.

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... You read this and say, "oh, crap... I have no shorts for tomorrow's ride!" and start laundry at almost 9:00 PM.

And why don't you have enough cycling shorts? Because you have two weeks off and all you're doing is riding!!

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Coming up to a red light and timing your drift so you don't have to unclip and then remembering you are in your car.

I'd rather be sitting on my bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my bike ...
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you wash more sweaty cycling clothes than 'normal' clothing in a week...

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I have to laugh at so many of these because they're so true! :)

Wendy
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"I have achieved oneness with the road - Please dial 911 for me" - Unknown

"A bicycle ride is a flight from sadness." — James E. Starrs, The Literary Cyclist

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Prep your bike for your morning commute to work, but forget to pre-pack your work clothes

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....you do a load of laundry just so you can have fresh riding clothes

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Going for your ride even though you know it's going to rain, having to call hubby to rescue you. And having to hear him say "told you so"

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when your bikes have their very own bedroom. I dont mean just stored. WE have everything out of the room and just bikes and gear for the bikes *LOL* emoticon

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you have tan legs and arms but white hands and feet.

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...when you see other cyclists on the road and you cheer them on but inside wish you were riding with them and not in the car. :)

***as to the spandex and stores...you know you're a cyclist when you get off a sweaty ride and get in the car to go to the grocery store with your bike shorts on and flip flops over your socks...*smirk*

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When you are driving up to an intersection and you yell "Car back!" to your passengers.

OR

When you are driving you point at pot holes as to alert the other drivers of a hazard ahead.

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You say that you went for a short ride - 30 miles at 14-15 mph and you think of yourself as a novice because your husband is a real cyclist and does centuries, and an average ride for him is 50 miles @ 20+ mph.

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6/23/09 12:20 P

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you feel odd not putting your helmet on when you get into the car.

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your bike is worth more than your car.


If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.
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You pass someone in the hallway at work and say "on your left".

I'd rather be sitting on my bike thinking about God than sitting in church thinking about my bike ...
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My boat has been out less then my bike this year..and I used to be n avid fisherman, now I'm an avid cyclist



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Your car is sitting outside your one-car garage covered in sap from sitting under a tree because your bikes are being kept safely inside the garage.

:) Yep.

Wendy
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-Sir Roger Bannister, first runner to run a sub-4 minute mile


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.. if not only do you put your butt in spandex, but you will actually walk into a store and buy a water bottle dressed like that...

Good one happyhouswife!

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You check the weather report only to see if it's rain
(no bike ride) no rain =bike ride

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you are willing to put your butt in spandex!!

They that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31


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...you want to learn bike maintenance and repair for yourself as to help others!

Donalie


Striving for progress, not perfection.


A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
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Endurance and persistence will be rewarded.

Everything you are against weakens you, everything you are for empowers you.

"Being overweight is hard, losing weight is hard, maintaining a healthy weight is hard. Choose your hard."






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You know you're a cyclist when you take a fall and tell everyone that it is just part of the ride...

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...You can look at your wife and tell her with a straight face that it's too hot to mow the lawn, but you go for a 25 mile ride anyway...


Go ahead folks, finish the statement

"Your body is not a temple, it's an amusement park. Enjoy the ride." - Anthony Bourdain

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