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Do you have the riding bug? here are 13 Signs that you might!

February 13, 2015
Do you have the riding bug? here are 13 Signs that you might!

Freddie Mercury is loved by many but even more so by cyclists due to his amazing lyrics. Who could forget these gems.....

I want to ride my bicycle, - I want to ride my bike,- I want to ride my bicycle, - I want to ride it where I like!

Its almost impossible to say them without breaking into song!

If these words ring true for you then chances are you’re a committed cyclist.

You might have started out riding to get into nature, to lose weight, to become fitter, to socialize with friends who were already under its trance… But through all those miles in the saddle it’s morphed into something else.

You might still race, you might still keep an eye on the scales; but you’re now in love with cycling.

You’re addicted.

And just in case you weren't convinced, here’s some other tell-tale signs:

1/ You point out obstacles or obstructions along your path for those behind. But you’re walking… On the footpath… And so are they.

2/ You’re as up to speed with the behind-the-scenes lives of pro cyclists as you are with your mates on social media.

3/ The day doesn't start properly unless you’re in the saddle by 5.30am. (7.00am on weekends).

4/ You’re the one going to work meetings with a mini packed meal.

5/ Even better – you have work meetings on the bike.

6/ Look at your legs. Enough said.

2 display Rider s leg

7/ Following ‘mumma’ or ‘dadda’, your child’s first word was ‘bike-bike’.

8/ You throw all your day gear into the same wash load. But you keep your riding whites in a separate batch.

9/ Your social media wall and your smart phone are full of shots of your bike and/or your bunch out and about on tracks, in front of major climbing landmarks, outside cafes.

10/ What’s off-season?

11/ Some people look and see bushland. You see a pump track in the making.

12/ You have been accused of posting calf muscle porn on social media.

13/ You go on BikeExchange and Type in most Expensive Then you sit back and enjoy the view.

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