Unlike Happy Rider, I ignored the "Fat Cyclist" plea of tagging everybody who reads his blog. But then Happy Rider called me out. To which I say: May the fleas of a thousand camels infest your armpits.
If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be? I'm still partial to Giant bikes as they are all I know as our local dealer is a Giant Rep. I'd have to go with the Giant TCR Advanced Team at a mere $6000 msrp.
Do you already have that coveted dream bike? If so, is it everything you hoped it would be? If not, are you working toward getting it? If you’re not working toward getting it, why not? Do I have a Giant TCR Advanced Team? NO. But I do have a Giant TCR0 that I love very much and has done me very well for nearly 20,000 miles now. Right now I am not working towards a new road bike. I am more concerned with getting my kids through school right now!
If you had to choose one — and only one — bike route to do every day for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why? If I lived there, I would choose the Spearfish Canyon/Terry Peak/Deadwood/Mt. Roosevelt loop. I love riding that loop when I'm in the Black Hills. Fifty mile loop with some decent climbs for this flat lander. BUT, I'd get bored riding the same thing over and over. It's just not me.
What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to to do for the rest of her / his life? Exactly. Variety is the spice of life!
Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one or the other, why are you so narrow-minded? I ride both with a preference towards road riding. I do like getting on some single track and trails occasionally, and like taking off on some offshoot gravel roads here and there.
Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent. I have, because it was there and offered to me. If my back ever gets to the point where riding an upright is too painful, I'd consider getting one. My wife has mentioned the possibility of purchasing a tandem recumbent someday. You know that eventually she'll win. She always does.
Have you ever raced a triathlon? Yes, back in the late 80's and I think my last one was possibly 1990. Nothing big and I was more of a runner back then than anything else.
Suppose you were forced to either give up ice cream or bicycles for the rest of your life. Which would you give up, and why? I could easily do without ice cream. It's not a major desire of mine. Doesn't mean I don't like some now and then, but I can live without it.
What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it. What is my favorite thing about cycling? The peacefulness of being on the country roads and the freedom of not having to drive places. I also love getting others involved in bicycling. There is something about the inner peace I receive when I encourage somebody to ride.
You’re riding your bike in the wilderness (if you’re a roadie, you’re on a road, but otherwise the surroundings are quite wilderness-like) and you see a bear. The bear sees you. What do you do? Pray that I'm on a downhill and see what the bear has in the tank. After I survive I stop and clean my shorts.
Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below.
Bald N Surly
If anybody else wants to play...consider yourself tagged as well.
Saturday, July 26, 2008