Sunday, February 20, 2011
Vincent of the TDF
Rotterdam was where i was to meet up with Georgethecyclist.blogspot and Vincent on the thursday before the start. Well i found Vincent at the stadium as had been arranged and he reminded me that we had met in a previous year's Tour (Monaco ?). Vincent is the guy in the white shirt and red sleeves .
This guy has a sense of humour that he shares with George, and he emails from Oz to George in USA and i then get a copy in Austria.
Latest item here for your entertainment :
" YOU KNOW WHEN YOU'RE ADDICTED TO CYCLING WHEN..........
Your surgeon tells you need a heart valve replacement and you ask if you have a choice between Presta and Schrader.
A Power Bar starts tasting better than a Snickers.
You experience an unreasonable envy over someone who has bar end extenders longer than yours.
Your wife tells you the only way she'll let you ride across the country is over her dead body and you tell her, "If that's the case, you'll be my first speed bump!"
You no longer require a hankie to blow your nose.
You have stopped even trying to explain to your spouse why you need two bikes...you just go buy another one and figure it will all work out in the divorce settlement.
You buy your crutches instead of renting.
You convert your car's brake and gas pedals to clip less.
You see nothing wrong with discussing the connection between hydration and urine color.
You find your Shimano touring shoes to be more comfortable and stylish than your sneakers.
You refuse to buy a couch because that patch of wallspace is taken up by the bike.
You have more money invested in your bike clothes than in the rest of your combined wardrobe.
Biker chick means black spandex, not leather, and a Bianchi, not a Harley.
You see a fit, tanned, Lycra-clad young woman ride by, and the first thing you check out is her bicycle.
You empathize with the roadkill.
Despite all that winter fat you put on, you'll skim weight by buying titanium components.
You use wax on your chain, but not on your car.
Your first course when you eat out is a large banana split.
When driving, you yell "On Your Right!" on passing another car.
You yell "Hole!" when you see a pothole while driving your car.
Your bike has more miles on its computer then your car's odometer.
You wear your riding gloves when driving your car.
Your bikes are worth more than your car.
You buy a mini-van and immediately remove the rear seats to allow your bikes to fit.
When you move to a new area the first thing you look for is a bike shop.
You have more bike jerseys than dress shirts.
You take your bike along when you shop for a car - just to make sure the bike will fit inside.
You start yelling at cars to "hold your line."
You view crashes as an opportunity to upgrade components.
You clean your bike more often then your car.
You can't seem to get to work by 8:30 AM, even for important meetings, but you don't have any problems at all meeting your buddies at 5:00 AM for a ride.
You can tell your spouse, with a straight face, that it's too hot to mow the lawn and then bike off for a century.
You know your cadence, but you have no idea what your speed is.
Your car sits outside your garage because your garage is full of bikes and cycling gear.
You tailgate a semi-trailer to get the drafting effect.
You hear someone had a crash and your first question is "How's the bike"!
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