As a general social rule, we are not supposed to categorize people and most think it rude and insensitive. Since cyclists are a different breed to begin with, we love to categorize ourselves so much so, we define ourselves by it. Are you a Cat 1,2,3 or 4? Road, Mtn or CX racer?
Well on a few recent rides I’ve come across other categories that have nothing to do with speed or skills and thought I would list out a few. I hope you enjoy and feel free to add to the list!
Riding with Headphones: Who are you?
The Rocker—Find that favorite song where the beat and cadence come together.
The Multitasker—The person who only has one ear bud in so they can still talk on a group ride while listening to their favorite music.
Antisocial—The person who wears headphones just so they don’t have to talk to anyone.
Mosh Pit—The heavy metal song that can get your prerace heartbeat spiked and ready.
Walkman—The old school rider who’s rocking with that sweet yellow Sony Walkman we all wanted as a kid! This really happened a couple weeks ago and was my initial inspiration for list list…and seeing this dude on the trail totally made my day.
As a Cyclocross Fan: Who are you?
The Carrot—“Good job, you’re gaining on them!”
The Stick—“You better hustle cause they’re catching you.”
The Cheerleader—Under 12 years old and yell “Go Eastside” every time you see a TEC racer. How cool is this!
More Cowbell—I’m out here just because I like more cowbell.
Boxers or Briefs: Who are you?
Who cares…We all wear Spandex!
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
While warming up this past Sunday at Wafflecross #2, I was reflecting on this bike season. It has been an adventure from start to finish. I went into this year with no real goals for racing except to have fun! And the journey has been one that has taught me much and has spread into so many parts of my life. The biggest lessons learned: