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You know your obbessed with cycling when ...

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Kovu, 13 Sep 2007.

  1. Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    1. ... you turn your head not to look at the car, or people, but just to see what sort of handlebars they have on thier bikes.

    2. ... you refuse to go out with mates, just to be able to watch TdF.

    Anymore? :smile:
     
  2. Mister Paul

    Mister Paul Honky

    Location:
    North Somerset
    A bike passes you and you're too busy trying to read the frame writing to respond to the nod from its rider.
     
  3. OP
    OP
    Kovu

    Kovu Über Member

    ... you start throwing around bike phrases in everday conversation that doesnt involve bikes.
     
  4. Alcdrew

    Alcdrew Senior Member

    Location:
    UK
    While driving, you crash into the car in front, as you were checking out the bike coming the other way. (OK, never crashed, but it's been close)
     
  5. Emu

    Emu New Member

    Location:
    Croydon
    :smile: I'm not the only one then.
     
  6. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    You take the long walk round the market place so you can check out all the bikes in the bike park spaces when really you only needed to cross the road.
     
  7. Cyclista

    Cyclista New Member

    Location:
    Ryde
    When asked for directions you automatically answer in the amount of time it would take to cycle.

    You start to avoid going round to see people if they won't let the bike inside!
     
  8. Aint Skeered

    Aint Skeered New Member

    You look at the bike , and not at the lovely lady riding it.
    I've done this I have to admit, but after a couple of seconds, I fortunatly returned to the real world.
     
  9. Pete

    Pete Guest

    I've got a solution to that! When driving, it's my wife in the passenger seat who checks out all the bikes we pass and reports back. It's bonus points for a Colnago....
     
  10. Paulus

    Paulus Getting older by the minute

    Location:
    Barnet,
    You have more cycling jerseys than work shirts.
     
  11. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    You have more cycling jerseys than going out shirts !
     
  12. twentysix by twentyfive

    twentysix by twentyfive Clinging on tightly

    Location:
    Over the Hill

    You Too? :smile:

    You wash and service your bikes frequently and fettle them before long journeys but never the car. :biggrin:

    Well it is only a car :ohmy:
     
  13. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Obsessed, when you sit on your balcony every morning in Crete (on holiday) and watch the guys doing a morning training run.

    You take photos of a memorial of a local hero in Uruguay...not having the remotest clue who he was. Why did i do that ?

    Your wife says 'i remember when you used to look at women :smile:

    You look fondly at ALL bikes, old, new, battered and blue.


    Sad...very sad :ohmy:
     
  14. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    Location:
    London
    Hell, I can go one step better, "When your bikes are individually worth more than your car." :biggrin:
     
  15. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    When you bitterly complain that you have had to pay £30 for a pair of walking shoes, then pay £120 for cycling shoes without batting an eyelid.

    When you are staying in another area and you pick up the Yellow Pages to find the local bike shops.

    When the staff of every bike shop in a 25 mile radius know your name and wave to you as you pass.