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
- 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.