10 Clues you might be a hardcore cyclist

Here are some clues that you might be hardcore ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You have holes in your bedroom walls from falling off your rollers during winter training
  • When you go jogging with a buddy, you draft them for most of the way, then in the last kilometer, you attack and go for the solo breakaway
  • When on vacation, you drop the tour guide and your entire family as you time-trial through a sight-seeing bike tour
  • Every time you drive up a hill or mountain, you think to yourself “I wish I was on my bike”
  • You are only tanned from your ankles to mid-thigh, finger-tips to knuckles, wrist to just above the biceps, neck and face below your sunglasses.
  • Every time you drive by a cyclist on the road, you slow down to check out their bike and wheels.
  • When it gets cold out, you’re the only runner on the streets wearing a Louis Garneau jacket with three back pockets
  • You have an irrational fear of gravel
  • You can peel a banana with one hand at 50km/hr
  • Every time you pose for a photograph, you automatically flex your quad muscles


  1. All Seasons Cyclist  December 26, 2012

    I agree with the last nine items, just not the first one. After all, if a cyclist is training inside during the winter they can’t be all that hardcore to begin with! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • thedarbster  December 27, 2012

      Some would consider riding in the snow beyond hardcore… maybe borderline crazy! : ) The only outdoor winter training I could handle would be in Majorca.

  2. All Seasons Cyclist  December 27, 2012

    Instead of “crazy” I prefer the word “dedicated.” However, when it is -20F and I am heading out for a ride, my wife still uses the word “crazy.”


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