So at work today, we started talking about cyclists and it dawned on me how touchy the subject is for certain people. It always strikes a nerve with certain people when i mention that i cycle and even between some of my very best friends i can always sense a little bit of tension. The type that is something along the lines of “i hate you gay fuckers but i won’t say anything because you are my friend”. It is interesting because i do sometimes get upset, more often then not, i am just content to sit there taking in the abuse. It is a funny position to be in actually. I don’t think myself better than those that like to give me a piece of their mind in regards to what they think of cyclist’s but i have to say that sometimes i laugh inside when i hear some of the things i hear.
Not only are the opinions uneducated but most of the time it always comes back to the single most common nature of all human beings. Selfishness.
I can’t really be fucked trying to convert anyone into thinking cycling is all that, it isn’t. Like many things in life, the best way to approach it is to look at it from a very far distance away and avoid it like a pile of dog shit.
Do you guys have any friends that are pro anti cycling? How do you deal with it and does it bother you?
In other news, i missed an auction for a Cervelo R5 frame. My max bid was $1550 and the auction ended at $1550 but to be truthful i am kind of glad. I am not riding much atm and i am much more stringent on my spendings in regards to bike related purchases when i am not putting in the hours. The most recent thing i purchased was some tubes a d-lock and cables and a backpack for commuting. Excitement plus …
I long for the days when i crank out over 100km per day but i am not sure if i have the drive to do that now without the support of friends riding with me. It all seem’s too unnecessary somehow. Kinda aimless in a way.
Gotta figure out a good way to approach it that doesn’t burn me out in the long run.
This year’s TDF was a big let down as well. It feels like a party that was missing all the right people. Still, congratulations to Wiggins for winning it. The race is probably hard enough just riding by yourself without any contenders.
I will leave you guys with this piece of eye candy. A nice bike indeed.