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You know you're addicted to cycle commuting when...

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Andrew_Culture, 9 Apr 2013.

  1. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    I've just posted these 'Signs you're addicted to cycling to work' on my blog and thought they might offer a moment of humorous distraction from the daily grind:

    1. You live three miles from work but your commute is ten miles
    2. You know exactly how much quicker cycling to work is that driving through traffic to work
    3. You tell anyone who will listen (and some who won't) how much quicker cycling to work is that driving through traffic to work
    4. You look forlornly at your commuter bike on your days off from work
    5. You apologize to your bicycle on days off
    6. You know exactly how long it has been since your last puncture
    7. There are days when you'd like a few words in the ear of the inventor of 'puncture-proof' tyres
    8. You love that your colleagues think you're insane for cycling to work
    9. You check weather apps more than social networking
    10. You can tell how early or late for work you are according to who you see on your commute
    11. It's not breakfast, it's fuel
    12. Summer rain (on the way home) is a joyous wash
    13. You have at least three different types of cycling gloves
    14. Strava & Endomondo & other GPS tracking
    15. You're reading this list just because it's about cycle commuting.
     
  2. BSRU

    BSRU A Human Being

    Location:
    Swindon
    You missed out
    16. Even when it is hissing down, dark, cold and windy you do not even think about using the car(if you have one).
     
  3. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    WHOAH! I am a proper cyclist, I tick all those and the 16th one, apart from number 1. I live 5 miles from work but commute 20 plus :tongue:
     
  4. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    17) You keep getting goods delivered to work and they are building up in a corner as you can't face bringing the car into work to take them home.
     
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  5. Supersuperleeds

    Supersuperleeds Guru

    Location:
    Leicester
    18) Your office resembles a bedsit with the spare shirts, wash kit, cycling clothes all strewn all over the place.
    19) You know the best radiator in the building for drying off your gear
     
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  6. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    20) You are able to fit an entire crate of Duvel in your panniers at the shop on the way home and you still have room left over for your work clothes, empty sandwich box and repair kit.
     
  7. Crock of Gold

    Crock of Gold Guru

    Location:
    London
    21) You feel sorry for drivers, bus and train passengers, and pedestrians.
     
  8. Kies

    Kies Guest

    21) you look at what every other cyclist is riding and know if it has Sora/Tiagra/105/Ultegra ....
     
  9. Mort

    Mort Interstellar Overalls

    23) You get into arguments on the internet about the relative benefits of hi viz
     
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  10. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    So true - 22) you laugh when trains delayed "due to bad weather" and don the rain jacket and head home and get there normal time :-)
     
  11. Shut Up Legs

    Shut Up Legs Down Under Member

    you get up at stupid-o'clock* every work day, and it's still dark when you get to work, but you still love the "morning" commute.

    * typically 4:10am here, to start riding to work at 4:45am.
     
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  12. Andrew_Culture

    Andrew_Culture Internet Marketing bod

    All brilliant suggestions!
     
  13. 400bhp

    400bhp Guru

    24) You turn down a new job because it's closer to home.
     
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  14. helston90

    helston90 Eat, sleep, ride, repeat.

    Location:
    Cornwall
    25) if you are forced to take the car to work you get mega jealous when you see people cycle commuting
    also in contrast to some of the above
    26) it takes you longer to cycle to work than to drive but you do it for the love of it
     
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  15. 27. Driving could be quicker, could be longer, its just so unpredictable :rolleyes: