Mishigas 2 (The Crazy Things We Do)

My mother-in-law had a pet phrase to deal with people’s behavior that was strange to her:  “Everyone has their own mishigas (craziness).”

Cyclists are no exception.  Among the interesting things:

  • A cycling buddy who tends to round up a any ride that does not end with a 5 or 0.  If the ride ends at 38 miles, he would ride another 2.
  • The attack and die rider, who dashes up hills ahead of everyone else, only to lose steam and get passed further up the hill
    Crazy Rabbit On A Bicycle Mishigas
  • The EMT guy we knew who kept one water bottle filled  with medical  supplies.
  • A new cycling friend who owns multiple bicycles and color coordinates his cycling outfit to match  his bicycle or each ride.
  • Almost any of us, who buy that new lighter bicycle and rider so much faster . . . for a week or two.
  • After an accident, the first words are often “Is my bike okay?”
  • Finally, the guy (women don’t do this), who would draft, but not pull, for several miles, then, two or three miles from the end of the ride, dash ahead of everyone.
  • More on this topic

Glad to see we are a normal as everyone else.


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