Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Cyclists are all a bunch of liars...

...but probably not in the way you might think.

The following is an excerpt. I don't know what it's from, but it might as well be the Bible because it's the fucking gospel truth...

"Cyclists are the biggest sandbaggers and secret trainers around. They'll say anything to soften you up for the kill. Don't let this happen to you. Study this handy rider's phrasebook to find out what they really mean when they say:

"I'm out of shape."
Translation: I ride 400 miles a week and haven't missed a day since the Ford administration. I replace my 11-tooth cog more often than you wash your shorts. My body fat percentage is lower than your mortgage rate.

"I'm not into competition. I'm just riding to stay in shape."
Translation: I will attack until you collapse in the gutter, babbling and whimpering. I will win the sprint if I have to force you into a pine tree. I will crest this hill first if I have to grab your seat post, and spray energy drink in your eyes.

"I'm on my beater bike."
Translation: I had this baby custom-made in Tuscany using Titanium blessed by the Pope. I took it to a wind tunnel and it disappeared. It weighs less than a fart and costs more than a divorce.

"It's not that hilly."
Translation: This climb lasts longer than a presidential campaign. Be careful on the steep sections or you'll fall over -- backward. You have a 39x23 low gear? Here's the name of my knee surgeon.

"This is a no-drop ride."
Translation: I'll need an article of your clothing for the search-and-rescue dogs.

"It's not that far."
Translation: Bring your passport."

Thanks to Scarantino for pointing this gem out to me.


Alex said...

haha! I have PERSONALLY experienced the 'beater bike' phrase...

Me: "freddy- where's your TIME vxr?"

Freddy: "in the shop..."

Me: "well, at least you've got your Colnago C50 with Dura Ace goodies to get the job done"

Freddy: "uhh, yea... this is really just my rainy day bike, though"

Me: *shocked and apalled facial expression*

Hector said...

That is so truth!! i know fred and i heard that before.
"It's not that far" goes really well with me because i really don't know how long is a mile.

Kirk Rogers said...

Those are great. How about the one- I am on a recovery day and then blow off the first guy that pass' you!