I just got tagged, for the first time since I started blogging. It all started when Fat Cyclist responded to a tag and then tagged several others — but he went and told everyone that if they wanted to consider themselves tagged, they should. So yesterday, I find I’ve been tagged by mgrinrr, and this morning BikeMunky got me. I’d better answer.
If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?
A bike that fits like a glove. One I could ride for hours on end with no numbness in hands or feet, no soreness in the butt. I would be able to generate endless reserves of power and fly to the front of any club ride.
Do you already have that coveted dream bike? If so, is it everything you hoped it would be? If not, are you working toward getting it? If you’re not working toward getting it, why not?
Nope. Not sure it exists. I’ve only owned my current bike for five months, so if I made any serious effort to get another, I might run into some trouble on the home front.
If you had to choose one — and only one — bike route to do every day for the rest of your life, what would it be, and why?
I could be very happy riding out of Dripping Springs, Texas, on the county roads southwest of town.
What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride for the rest of her / his life?
Yeah! My feelings exackly.
Do you ride both road and mountain bikes? If both, which do you prefer and why? If only one or the other, why are you so narrowminded?
I own both, but ride road 99 percent of the time. I am seriously thinking about putting 1” wide slicks on my mountain bike and using it for an around town utility bike to cut down on needless gas-wasting car trips. I’ll ignore the loaded question.
Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.
Nope, never had the opportunity. I would like to try one out. A friend swears by his, and if I ever develop physical problems that make riding my current bike too much of a hassle, I would seriously consider it.
Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?
No to both. I was a jogger for 28 years until my knees couldn’t take it anymore. Swimming bores me, and I wouldn’t have the patience to train for a longish open water swim.
Suppose you were forced to either give up ice cream or bicycles for the rest of your life. Which would you give up, and why?
That’s a weird either-or choice. Under what circumstances would anybody be forced to make a choice like that?
What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.
Would you like to respond to this tag by answering only three of the questions? Yes.
You’re riding your bike in the wilderness (if you’re a roadie, you’re on a road, but otherwise the surroundings are quite wilderness-like) and you see a bear. The bear sees you. What do you do?
Is it a black bear or a grizzly bear? The answer would be different for each.
Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below.
- Red at Spokesnspin (I know you’ve already answered one of the questions, but tackle the whole thing!)
- Jeff at 331 Miles (Once Hurricane Dolly has been dealt with.)
- Arlyn at Adventures on a Bike (But don’t mess with this until you come back from La Belle France.)