Monday, November 23, 2009

You Just Might ...

be a crazy ultra-endurance mountain bike racer if:
  1. You use your number plates as wall paper.
  2. Weatherchannel.com is your homepage.
  3. You give your bikes names.
  4. You have more water bottles than glasses in the cupboard.
  5. You start racing a 24 hour thinking "This is awesome!", followed by thinking at least 10 times during the race, "Why the hell am I doing this?", followed by finishing the race thinking "That was awesome!"
  6. You consider work regeneration time from training/racing.
  7. Half the shirts you own have at least a dozen logos on them.
  8. You have more laundry loads of cycling clothes than regular clothes.
  9. Your first thought when you wake up is your resting HR.
  10. Your bike costs more than your vehicle.
  11. You think that getting a mud facial is one of the perks of racing in the rain.
  12. When you park in a sketchy area of national forest to go for a ride, you don't worry about your vehicle getting stolen because your bike is not in it.
  13. Your first thought when crashing is not, Oh, this is gonna hurt!", but "I hope my bike will be o.k."
  14. You wait a couple days to take your car in when the "check engine" light comes on, but when your bike needs something, you take it in right away.
  15. You take longer washing your bike than yourself.
  16. You are offended if someone states you have a farmer's tan.  Farmers don't wear shorts!
  17. Your vehicle smells like a locker room.
  18. You have no idea what to do with yourself on your off day.
  19. You purchase broccoli not only for the nutrition, but for the multi-purpose "broccoli bands."
  20. Your nutritional supplements could be considered a 4th meal.
  21. Your rain gear consists of Glad trash bags, plastic shower caps, latex gloves, and Ingles grocery bags.
  22. Your best friend's pet name for you is "race whore."
  23. You bring your bike with you when car shopping.
  24. Your bike is in your living room.
  25. Your cycling apparel occupies more than 1/2 of your closet space.
  26. Most of this list doesn't seem like a joke to you.
Feel free to add to the list!

5 comments:

My name is Stephen said...

love it!!

Emily said...

well, yes, of course-- most of it-- but I think the shower cap is a Carey Lowery signature.

Krista Park said...

uhm... we have four bikes in our living room.
And the living room is only 12'x 16'ish. laundry, check, car safety, check; yeah, I think we qualify.
funny.

Anonymous said...

We also have 4 bikes in the living room, spare wheels, and way more biking clothing and/or t-shrits with race names on them than regular cloths. Isn't it GREAT!

Craig said...

Spot on! All the above apply!