I decided to go at the tagging that Elden posted over at his blog FatCyclist. I have decide to do this for a myriad of reasons, all of which I will briefly explain. First, I am horribly afraid of getting leprosy. I realize no one has got leprosy in, virtually, forever but you never know. Second, and related to the first, I do not know Elden personally, and thus do not know what powers he has. Third, I am a bit lazy and very much into the idea of “phoning it in” today. I have had, what I would consider, a sub par day so this is the way to half-ass my way through the rest of it. Fourth, and final is this. I really dug a couple of the questions, and wanted to answer them.
If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?
I honestly don’t know. I think I would want a Serotta. One of the riding buddies, previously mentioned in post form, has a Serotta and raves about it. I had the opportunity to ride a Ti Serotta with full carbon, and SRAM (Red, I think?! Might not have been red… don’t know). Anyway, It felt great! I think that would be it.
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?
OK… No, N/A, I guess? I am no where near ready for a bike of this caliber. I’m just being honest in saying that. I’m getting better, faster, and more consistent everyday. Eventually a dream bike may be in my garage.
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 couldn’t and wouldn’t. I’m sure I must have adult ADD and there is no way I could do one route forever without one day taking the bike in front of a bus.
What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to do for the rest of her / his life?
Apparently Elden Nelson. www.fatcyclist.com ?!
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 narrowminded?
I ride both because, again, I’m sure I must have adult ADD. Too much of the same thing makes me bored and tired. OOH! Did I share the story about my bike and…
Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.
I think that hell is hot, humid and you are forced to ride recumbents.
Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?
I have answered this before. I believe the only reason to run is to elude somebody with a knife who is chasing you.
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 will take this opportunity to pilfer Eldens answer, and he will like it. Or he won’t, but I’m still going to do it. I would claim to give up ice cream, but would sneak it when nobody was around.
What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.
What is one of your most achievable cycling goals? Right now, for me, to ride a century. I need to get past my doubt, I’m getting there…
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?
I would Pray, and a lot, and really quick. I would then pray some more, likely I would then try to outrun the bear to no avail and be mauled to death.
Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below. I am guessing you guys will risk leprosy if you don't answer. Also I want ideas of good rides from John.
4 months ago