You know cycling's become mainstream when...


In two days at work this week I've had five people ask my advice about buying a road bike, two to upgrade from their Halfrauds commuters, and three entirely new to it, including my FD. Good stuff.


Dropped by the autobus
...friends, family and co-workers start acknowledging/taking an interest in what you do on a bike.

Previously, when I'd answered "cycled 100 miles" or whatever to the question what did you do at the weekend, I was usually met with an indifferent/uncomprehending "oh, cool" or something equally blasse.

Now, people actually want to know about it - I mean show a proper interest - and a few have even (sheepishly) fished about joining me on a distance ride; where as the underlying prevailing attitude a month ago was "why would you bother doing that"?

Strange that. And, as good as it is that people may be taking it more seriously, Im finding its actually quite un-nerving at the same time...


Evil Genius in training.
Warrington, UK
i might pick up a mirror, i can't grow sideburns so it might be worth getting the fake ones to increase my average times to and from work.


Started young, and still going.
I have had people at work watching the tour and the road race and coming up with sensible questions? Things are improving no doubt.
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Proud Daddy
Its been a while since we've had a properly dominating British sporting hero to all get behind :smile: it's a great thing to experience and I'm very proud! Regardless of my own love of the sport


My sister is now known at work as the "Cycling Nerd".
She doesn't even ride a bike, but, because of me, knows a few snippets of information (eg. why the peloton might let a breakaway go, that kind of thing ...)
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