15 signs you have an unhealthy relationship with your bike

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  • 15 signs you have an unhealthy relationship with your bike
  • Premier Icon Paul
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    You have/have considered relocating to the other end of the country, hundreds of miles away, to be closer to the mountains and hundreds of prime trails, right from your door. And the house prices, and quality of life improvements. But mainly the trails.

    Premier Icon Alex Leigh
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    Your bank app has your account labelled ‘Bike fund, DO NOT USE FOR FOOD’ 🙂

    Premier Icon beamers
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    The first items on your packing list for any family trip away which is not cycling related (for them) are one of your bikes (at least) and associated paraphernalia.

    Premier Icon shortcut
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    You can’t remember the last time you went on a holiday without taking a bike.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    My wife once asked if I loved my bike more than her.
    “Which one?” I replied.
    She was happy with that as it meant she beat at least one of them.

    Premier Icon MrOvershoot
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    You turn down a job with higher pay as its located in flat part of the country.

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    You have/have considered relocating to the other end of the country, hundreds of miles away, to be closer to the mountains and hundreds of prime trails, right from your door. And the house prices, and quality of life improvements. But mainly the trails.

    Or even an entirely different country – @chipps ? 😁

    Premier Icon Paul
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    You can’t remember the last time you went on a holiday without taking a bike.

    ALL your holidays are biking holidays.

    Premier Icon pmurden
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    Reading this article and nodding along with every point made?

    Premier Icon doomanic
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    My wife once asked if I loved my bike more than her.
    “Which one?” I replied.
    She was happy with that as it meant she beat at least one of them.

    My wife calls my bike “your girlfriend” and my regular riding buddy “your other girlfriend”… 🤣

    Premier Icon Josh
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    You spend your time off in different rooms not looking at each other. Occassionally coming together for a brief tryst on a sunny hilltop before locking them back in your basement?

    Premier Icon matt_outandabout
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    You turn down a job with higher pay as its located in flat part of the country.

    More positively, I chose job locations based on trails, hills and paddleable rivers. 😎

    Premier Icon Charlie Hobbs
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    You can identify over 70% of insects by taste alone.

    Premier Icon trailrunner
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    No. 5 – the amount of comments I get regarding what “bike club” is a euphemism for….. 😀

    Premier Icon oldfart
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    You only remember someone when you’re told what bike they ride 🙄

    Premier Icon Sandwich
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    The ability to recognise tyre tread patterns in the mud and who it might be that was riding.

    Premier Icon fatbikeandcoffee
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    Oh my .. all of the article and above comments.

    Premier Icon andrewh
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    You only remember someone when you’re told what bike they ride 

    I have genuinely failed to recognise a couple of my friends when they’ve bought a new helmet🙈

    Premier Icon nickc
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    When someone tells you how far away a destination is, you automatically calculate how long it would take to get there on your bike. Sometimes your work out which roads you’d use.

    Premier Icon Convert
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    You get a slap from your partner for eyeballing a rider going past and you genuinely feel aggrieved because you were checking out their bike not their arse.

    Some time later…..

    An attractive rider goes past and you don’t get a slap for eyeballing them because by now your partner has appreciated that yes, you are in fact just eyeballing the bike.

    Premier Icon John
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    You view testing positive for covid as a perfect opportunity to refresh your drivetrain.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    9. You only consider injuries worthy of medical attention if actual bone is visible. You apply this same measure to your kids

    Still feel a bit guilty about the time my then 7 year old claimed he couldn’t ride cos he bashed a stick against his shin before a coaching session started. It looked fine to me, a small splinter, and the club president so we tried to gee him up before he gave up in tears.

    … gets home and his mum was a bit more sympathetic, “there’s still some splinter in there”.

    Next day Doctor pulls out 1 inch splinter. Dad’s proclaimed an idiot.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    When someone tells you how far away a destination is, you automatically calculate how long it would take to get there on your bike. Sometimes your work out which roads you’d use.

    Your Google Map default is bike not car 🙂

    Premier Icon David Bisset
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    I entirely disagree. These are all signs of a healthy relationship with bikes.
    While I worked I kept a set of maps in my office in case I needed to plan a ride.

    Premier Icon Ferris
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    I am guilty of sneaking a bike in on all non-biking holidays, or making all holidays biking holidays, and sneaking a non-compatible bike in on other biking holiday, ie road bike on a mtbing holiday in the Alps..

    I was only thinking this yesterday after planning and booking our family mtb holiday in Lenzerheide. Next item in my brain after book accommodation, stop part way to meet up with mtb mate who now lives in Switzerland, Chunnel etc…. “Can I pack my Summer road bike?”…

    Premier Icon augustuswindsock
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    You go on a holiday with partner, really miss your bike, go on biking holiday with mates, barely give partner a thought.

    The weather app on phone is defaulted to where you ride the most, not where you live!

    Premier Icon Ferris
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    I was also thinking I am, and have been the bike partner slaaaggg over the years. I been trough many a group of biking friends as they come and go, I go and find more

    Premier Icon Ferris
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    Weather app is so true 🙂

    My wife and both kids mtb well. God loves me 🙂

    Premier Icon Matthew Hornby
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    Your Google Map default is bike not car

    This caused much confusion when trying to navigate to an unfamiliar hotel in Nottingham, pre-lockdown.

    “I can’t turn left there, it’s a bloody tram track!!” (with a bike path running along side it)

    Premier Icon davros
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    You spend valentine’s Day building a new bike 🥰

    New frame day

    Premier Icon P-Jay
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    My wife calls my bike “your girlfriend” and my regular riding buddy “your other girlfriend”… 🤣

    My Wife calls my Riding Mate my “Second Wife”, I haven’t the heart to reminder her I’ve known him longer, so technically she’s the Second Wife.

    Premier Icon reeksy
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    Nobody at work knows that the real reason I have two offices is because of their proximity to good riding before work. When I wake up I check the radar and rainfall gauges online and decide where to go.

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