Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Tagged


Well, I promised Fat Lad I'd play along, so here goes.


If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be? Hmm, do you know?


That's tough for me. Having been a long time shop guy, I've amassed quite the quiver of rides. My desire for bikes changes like the seasons. I have several amazing bikes, but given the tide of my mood, each one takes a turn at being the most amazing. I suppose if I could have only one, it would be some sort of off road Dually, but there are too many good bikes out there to name one in particular.



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?



I suppose I do, but if you ask my wife, she'll tell you I'm always working towards the next desire.



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?



I'm afraid that may just kill the deal for me. One of the things that set the hook for me and cycling was all the new scenery. I've been to more places and seen more wonderful sites, because of my bikes. One route the rest of my life...that's too much like a rut. As has been said before, the only difference between a rut and a grave, is the depth of the hole.



What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride for the rest of her / his life?



Beelzebub.



Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one, why are you so narrow minded?



I'm definitely a BI- cyclist. It usually depends on the weather, but I mostly prefer to ride off road.



Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.



I've ridden a few. Working at bikeshops, you get opportunities to try a lot of things you probably shouldn't. Things like Umma Gumma Gray tires, Kooka brake levers, and Paul's derailleurs. 'Bents are strange animals, a weird subspecies of bikes. They tend to attract even stranger followers. I don't think I could hang with that gang. I lack the fervent desire to use a windscreen, and to try to convince every upright cyclist I see that my ride is clearly superior in every aspect. And I don't have a cute orange flag to put on the back.



Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?



Nope, I've been entirely to busy ragging those on my crew, who do play at being trigeeks, to ever find the time to train properly. Besides, I'm a Clydesdale. Jesus, what a bow wave I'd create!



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?



Who came up with these evil ass questions? Giving up either would be quitting, and I'm no quitter. Besides, I just started trying to improve my multitasking by eating ice cream while I ride my bike.



What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.



Have you ever taken your significant other for a ride on tandem?



Hell no! She could reach me entirely too easily!



Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below:



Wrecking Ball - I expect your usual eloquence, with appropriate misspellings, of course.
Little Ball - with your usual liberal use of expletives
Juancho - because Fat Lad let you off too easily, and besides, I still outweigh you

7 comments:

juancho said...

oh fine. you asked for it.

Fat Lad said...

Good show old chap! I am both suitably informed and entertained!

Fat Lad

Human Wrecking Ball said...

Shit haven't the english done enough to the Irish? I"ll get this going soon!
DAMN YOU WORM BASTARD!

juancho said...

Inspired by Big Jim's loophole, I am posting my response to your comments page so as not to sully the BRC with your SLAMbook antics.

If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be? Hmm, do you know?

Stupd question- Titus Racer X.






Do you already have that coveted dream bike? yes.

If so, is it everything you hoped it would be? more.

If not, are you working toward getting it? If you’re not working toward getting it, why not?

Perhaps I will buy the 2010 Racer X.


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?

The Great Divide Trail, because it is 3,000 miles long. Locally, Munson, because you can time trial it when you are 85.




What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride for the rest of her / his life?

The Proud builders at Titus.





Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? next question.

If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one, why are you so narrow minded?

Because mountain biking is an adventure and road biking is a sport.

I am narrow-minded because there is usually only one correct answer.




Have you ever ridden a recumbent? Yes.

If so, why? Because I have an abiding respect for alternative lifestyles.

If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent. As a means of escaping quickly under some low impediment.

When drunk.

To race Big Jim when he's 100 (I will only be 93 and I will totally drop him!)



Have you ever raced a triathlon? Yes. I was lost and confused, unaware of life's richer tapestry of choices.

If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?
Twice a day after meals.

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 already gave up ice cream. Why? Because I'm on a f*cking mission baby!



What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.

If you could improve one aspect of your riding what would it be?

I was going to say "the dirtbag qualities of my riding partners" but instead I will just say "sprinting."

BIGWORM said...

Oh, so now I'm sullied?! Not for nothing, but you were already looking a little sullied after your stop, drop, and roll demonstration, yesterday. Perhaps we could venture back out that trail and search for your lost pride...

Human Wrecking Ball said...

I am laughing too hard to respond.

Anonymous said...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Slam_book