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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

Riff Thread: You know you are way too obsessed with your road bike when....

Old 08-08-05, 01:57 PM
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You start driving the car at the same speed as the bike on a flat road. And you make plans on how to get up that hill.
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Old 08-08-05, 02:00 PM
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This happened to me today…

A gorgeous woman rides by and you check out her bike before you check her out, and, you can tell the year and model of the bike by its color / paint scheme.

T.J.

I need serious therapy...

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you're posting in a forum asking about waxing your bike.
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Old 08-08-05, 03:19 PM
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Your new bike falls over and hits your new car. You check your bike first.
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You fall over while on your bike. You check your bike first.
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Originally Posted by Starclimber
...you stroke her top tube and fondle her saddle when no one's looking...or even when they are.
Sadly, this is true... But not yet when anyone is looking.

When you crash, you worry about any microscopic scratches on the bike much more than you worry about your own bruises and road rash.
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Old 08-08-05, 04:18 PM
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in the middle of the night, u wake up and go to your grage to just look at your bike
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Originally Posted by Tequila Joe
This happened to me today…

A gorgeous woman rides by and you check out her bike before you check her out, and, you can tell the year and model of the bike by its color / paint scheme.

T.J.

I need serious therapy...
Yes you do...would never happen to me...what bike?
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Old 08-08-05, 04:36 PM
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you lock up your bike to your dumbbell rack which is located in the spare bedroom.
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Old 08-08-05, 04:43 PM
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When you hear The Beatles, "The Long and Winding Road" ... and wonder how long and how winding it really would be -- on your bike.
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Old 08-08-05, 04:51 PM
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the background on your computer is of your bike not your wife/family and you secretly flip between your application and your desktop every so often to catch a peek of your bike.

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.... you would be fired immediately - and possibly sued - if your employer had ANY idea how much work time you burn on this forum......
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Old 08-08-05, 05:02 PM
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If you try to do X-ups in your car.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:35 PM
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You feel bad when company comes over for dinner because you have to "kick" your roadie out of the dining room and move her to the sun porch.
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Old 08-08-05, 05:37 PM
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You clean your cassette and chain on the dining room table..
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Old 08-08-05, 07:14 PM
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your carpet has more grease stains than anything else...
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When your wife askes why her bike stays in the garage and yours stays in the living room.
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...your wife starts to call her...Mistress..
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Originally Posted by Ostuni
.... you would be fired immediately - and possibly sued - if your employer had ANY idea how much work time you burn on this forum......
Perhaps, but I doubt it, they love me too much!

Ostuni, you're are just shy of 500 posts in just 2.25 months.
Pot -> Kettle -> Black

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P.S. You've violated your own rule

"PLEASE DON'T COMMENT ON OTHER POSTS No matter how funny they are - and there will be some FUNNY ones - refrain from comments or compliments so as to keep the riff going without interruption..."

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Old 08-08-05, 07:23 PM
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you spend more time talking about it and looking at it than actually riding it
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you put your couch on the patio/balcony so your bike can remain in the living room.
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Old 08-08-05, 07:51 PM
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you own a car, and make payments on your bike.
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Old 08-08-05, 07:59 PM
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almost all of your clothing has at chain grease stains.
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