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Hmmm... this seems to have been dropped, but I love it so....

When Bianchi green is the only color you can identify by name.

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now it should be a sticky! this is so funny!



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Playing

Thinks for picking up on my hint and/or clue;-0 LOL

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You're welcome...glad to do it!

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Thanks for putting the list together!

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Playingoutdoors, Thanks for compiling!!!


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*compiled thread list*

You get in your car to do one of the few things that you can't do on your bike (make a Costco run) and
there are ginormous spider webs on the side mirrors to the windows.

You still pucker a little when he gas pump clicks off and you look up and see $50.00 but then you smile
knowing that at least you won't have to fill up again for a couple of months.

You choose a purse solely based on whether it will fit into the pannier on the Bike

You start coordinating the clothes you wear to match the color of your bike.

The bike is parked in the garage while the car is parked outside.

The bike is wiped down after every ride while the car goes through the car wash once every quarter whether it needs it or not.

The bike has had more lube jobs than the car since the start of cycling season.

It's windy and you reach for the shifters to lower your gear, and your driving a car.

Your car insurance is billed at the lowest rate of 3,000 miles or less per year and the purpose is pleasure.
Which is odd for living in Los Angeles a city notorious for lacking decent public transportation).

You're at the pool with your nephew and he asks where you got those skin colored shorts...which is really your skin, just with bike short tan.

You try to start your car with your bike lock key.

When shopping for bike gear and accessories is more fun than a trip to the mall.

They know you by first name at the LBS and say "Hi" when you walk in

See a pothole while driving in the car and almost signal to the person drafting behind you

Put on a skirt and heels and notice that the tan line stops just short of your ankles (lovely fashion statement, let me tell you!)

Ratio of bike gear to regular clothes in the laundry is more than 2:1

Frequently check weather.com and noaa to weather systems so you can gauge what bike clothes you'll need for the day

Appreciate your water bottle collection waaaaay more than any crystal glassware

You are driving and look in your rearview mirror and shout "car back"

The backs of your hands are lighter in color than your arms and your fingers - coordinates with skin colored shorts and ankle-up tan!

You're comfortable with your most frequent hairstayle being "helmet hair".

You have a stash of sport gelly beans or GU in your pocket instead of mints or gum.

You have variety clipless shoes - road style, mtb, sandals, etc.

When most of your clothing attire includes padding in the shorts!

Your kids are asking way you have different skin coloring on your legs (3 different shades).

You are comfortable wearing spandex shorts with the worlds largest built in maxi-pad.

You spend good money on clipless shoes and buy your regular shoes at wal-mart.

Your bike friends have no idea that you have children, but they know what kind of a bike you ride.

Your bike costs more than your car.

You tivo/dvr Cyclism Sunday on Versus.

You take a vacation day so you can watch the climb up Alpe de Huez in the Tour de France (July 23rd).

When driving up a hill, you find yourself thinking how much fun it would be to tackle it on the bike.

You have one purple link on Craigslist: bikes.

You 'get' all the previous lists.

This is by far your favorite spark team.

Your butt hurts right now.

You've been tempted to utter the phrase, "On your left" in the grocery store.

You wonder why your work shirts don't have pockets in the back.

You spend too much time at work thinking about stuff like this.

You wouldn't be caught dead wearing a swimsuit in public, but you have no problem wearing spandex shorts
with the equivalent of an extra butt attached to them.

The first place you go on the internet is to the hour by hour weather report to see the most optimal time to take your ride that day.

You always wear a pony tail at the place where it fits between your helmet straps.

You make your own chamois cream.

Your doctor calls in a prescription to the compound pharmacy for chamois cream ingredient.

You lay our your bike shorts by rides for the upcoming week - easy day, cheap REI shorts, long day, comfy pearl izumi shorts, etc.

Weekend, shorts to match kits.

Oh ya, you have kits for Saturday and Sunday rides.

You buy a car specifically for your bikes.

People can't ride in your back seat because you took it out for bikes.

You have some bike gear in your car at all times...in case you are in the mood to ride at a random time/place.

You have tools to repair your bike on your bike but no tools in your car for your car (ummm...I might have a jack thingy)

You do HH100 in 120 degree temperatures instead of staying inside to celebrate your birthday!

Sock drawer just for cycling socks.

One side of the closet is just for cycling jerseys and shorts.

Hanging Rack in closet for Used Road and Mountain Bike tires & closet shelves for cycling parts and cleaning supplies.

Lube your bike more often than you clean your car.

Change your bike tires but don't have a clue on how to change a car tire. Air up bike tires before every ride.
When was the last time that I aired up the tires on my car?

Buy earrings to match cycling jerseys.

When you're driving your car and you pass another motorist, you yell "On your Left!"

Your entire month of July revolves around the Tour de France schedule.

Your dvr fills up in July because you record three versions of the Tour each day, and save the "good" stages.

They only words you can speak in french: maillot jaune.

When each of your bikes, individually, is worth more than your car.

You are more color coordinated on your bike than at any other time. You actually match!

When you use your bike to go to Costco.

When your dog recognizes you on your bike, but not when you're on foot.

When your colleagues greet you in the morning with, "Where's your bike?"

When your bike(s) are in the comfy, clean garage and your car is outside.

When you call a hotel inquiring about bicycle rentals instead of car rentals.

When your bikes have their own bedroom. Oh yes.

When shopping for gloves, you test the soft absorbant part and wipe under your nose before you buy them...yup...nice and soft...
good gloves for people with allergies



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I'm compiling the list posted in this thread and I will post them in a message so you can cut and paste it.

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I still think someone should compile all of these together for us.

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LOLLLL!! Fberg! You must have some heavy duty saddlebags if you take your bike to Costco!!

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when shopping for gloves, you test the soft absorbant part and wipe under your nose before you buy them...yup...nice and soft...good gloves for people with allergies

~Lisa~

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"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
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When your bikes have their own bedroom. Oh yes. LOL

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Incommunicado - You are hilarious!

A couple more:
*when you use your bike to go to Costco.
*when your dog recognizes you on your bike, but not when you're on foot.
*when your colleagues greet you in the morning with, "Where's your bike?"
*when your bike(s) are in the comfy, clean garage and your car is outside.
*when you call a hotel inquiring about bicycle rentals instead of car rentals.

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I'll post then look at the replies....

When each of my bikes, individually, is worth more than my car.

I am more color coordinated on my bike than I am at any other time. I actually match!

I don't even dare think of wearing skirts with the tan lines I've got going. Bad bad bad.

I'll think of more.

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OMG these are all so True


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I found some more on the internet and posted them on my blog page. Quite a few that I could relate to! Here's the link if you're interested in reading it:

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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Enjoy!

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They only words you can speak in french: maillot jaune

"Pain is temporary. Quitting lasts forever." Lance Armstrong


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Now that I'm back to serious riding, I will have to purchase my next vehicle where it will be able to haul the bike inside upright.

I have not been able to ride for a week now ..... I still cleaning up from a flooded basement of ankle deep water.

I'm hoping to be able to ride this week end on both days. It is amazing when you do not get a chance to ride how your mood is changed and how guilty you feel by not being out there riding.

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I was going to add some stuff, but then I found I wasn't alone...

...your entire month of July revolves around the Tour de France schedule.
...your dvr fills up in July because you record three versions of the Tour each day, and save the "good" stages.

And yes, I bought a car just for my bike. I was told I wasn't the only one to bring my bike on test drives, though.

Edited by: DRC2205 at: 6/18/2008 (09:08)
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These are great keep them coming. Someone should compile these in a nice list and market them.

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When you're driving your car and you pass another motorist, you yell "On your Left!"



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I love all of the responses -- add these:

1. Sock drawer just for cycling socks.
2. One side of the closet is just for cycling jerseys and shorts.
3. Hanging Rack in closet for Used Road and Mountain Bike tires & closet shelves for cycling parts and cleaning supplies.
4. Lube your bike more often than you clean your car.
5. Change your bike tires but don't have a clue on how to change a car tire. Air up bike tires before every ride. When was the last time that I aired up the tires on my car?
6. Buy earrings to match cycling jerseys.

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You do HH100 in 120 degree temperatures instead of staying inside to celebrate your birthday!

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You buy a car specifically for your bikes

(The Honda Element...You can fit three bikes upright without having to take off a tire, car has no carpet and tie downs, bikes don't get wet, bikes are safe and secure)

People can't ride in your back seat because you took it out for bikes

You have some bike gear in your car at all times...in case you are in the mood to ride at a random time/place

You have tools to repair your bike on your bike but no tools in your car for your car (ummm...I might have a jack thingy)

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"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
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LMAO! :-P

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You make your own chamois cream
Your doctor calls in a prescription to the compound pharmacy for chamois cream ingredient
You lay our your bike shorts by rides for the upcoming week - easy day, cheap REI shorts, long day, comfy pearl izumi shorts, etc.
Weekend, shorts to match kits.
Oh ya, you have kits for Saturday and Sunday rides

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..the first place you go on the internet is to the hour by hour weather report to see the most optimal time to take your ride that day

..always wear a pony tail at the place where it fits between your helmet straps



Edited by: REBCCA at: 6/17/2008 (15:11)
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...you wouldn't be caught dead wearing a swimsuit in public, but you have no problem wearing spandex shorts with the equivalent of an extra butt attached to them.

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N+1. You tivo/dvr Cyclism Sunday on Versus
N+2. You take a vacation day so you can watch the climb up Alpe de Huez in the Tour de France (July 23rd)
N+3. When driving up a hill, you find yourself thinking how much fun it would be to tackle it on the bike.
N+4. You have one purple link on Craigslist: bikes.
N+5. You 'get' all the previous lists
N+6. This is by far your favorite spark team.
N+7. Your butt hurts right now.
N+8. You've been tempted to utter the phrase, "On your left" in the grocery store.
N+9. You wonder why your work shirts don't have pockets in the back.
N+10. You spend too much time at work thinking about stuff like this.

Edited by: INCOMMUNICADO at: 6/17/2008 (14:35)
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...your bike costs more than your car.

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I'm so enjoyi these! You guys are making my day!

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One last one....your bike friends have no idea that you have children, but they know what kind of a bike you ride

~Lisa~

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You spend good money on clipless shoes and buy your regular shoes at wal-mart

~Lisa~

I am bringing sexy back!

"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
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You are comfortable wearing spandex shorts with the worlds largest built in maxi-pad

~Lisa~

I am bringing sexy back!

"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
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I can not relate to putting on a skirt .... but I will take your word for it and can relate to the others though

Although my kids are asking way I have different skin coloring on my legs though (3 different shades) LOL

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the backs of your hands are lighter in color than your arms and your fingers - coordinates with skin colored shorts and ankle-up tan!

you're comfortable with your most frequent hairstayle being "helmet hair"

when you have a stash of sport gelly beans or GU in your pocket instead of mints or gum

when you have variety clipless shoes - road style, mtb, sandals, etc.

when most of your clothing attire includes padding in the shorts!

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you are driving and look in your rearview mirror and shout "car back"

~Lisa~

I am bringing sexy back!

"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
Grateful Dead



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when you....

- see a pothole while driving in the car and almost signal to the person drafting behind you

- put on a skirt and heels and notice that the tan line stops just short of your ankles (lovely fashion statement, let me tell you!)

- ratio of bike gear to regular clothes in the laundry is more than 2:1

- frequently check weather.com and noaa to weather systems so you can gauge what bike clothes you'll need for the day

- appreciate your water bottle collection waaaaay more than any crystal glassware

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when shopping for bike gear and accessories is more fun than a trip to the mall

They know you by first name at the LBS and say hi when you walk in




~Lisa~

I am bringing sexy back!

"Never had such a good time in my life before, I'd like to have it one time more...One good ride from start to end"
Grateful Dead



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You're at the pool with your nephew and he asks where you got those skin colored shorts...which is really your skin, just with bike short tan.

You try to start your car with your bike lock key.

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Yes, I relate especially about filling up the car less than 10 times per year.

You know your a serious cyclist when,
It's windy and you reach for the shifters to lower your gear, and your driving a car.

Your car insurance is billed at the lowest rate of 3,000 miles or less per year and the purpose is pleasure. (Which is odd for living in Los Angeles a city notorious for lacking decent public transportation).

 
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4. You start coordinating the clothes you wear to match the color of your bike.

5. The bike is parked in the garage while the car is parked outside

6. The bike is wiped down after every ride while the car goes through the car wash once every quarter whether it needs it or not.

7. The bike has had more lube jobs than the car since the start of cycling season.

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1. You get in your car to do one of the few things that you can't do on your bike (make a Costco run) and there are ginormous spider webs on the side mirrors to the windows.

2. You still pucker a little when he gas pump clicks off and you look up and see $50.00 but then you smile knowing that at least you won't have to fill up again for a couple of months.

3. You choose a purse solely based on whether it will fit into the pannier on the Bike

Do you have any?

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