Sunday, August 3, 2008

Now I've Been Tagged

(thanks Beth)

Q. If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?
A. The one I don't have yet :-) Like my Bleriot only it would fit me better (shorter top tube) and have 130mm rear spacing so it would pack up a bit easier. And be some shade of pink. With S&S couplers, of course. Suitable for all the stuff I use Bleriot for. (why yes, I HAVE been thinking about this.)

Q. 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?
A. almost. see above. Bleriot is a wonderful bike, until I try to ride it for 0ver 300km at a go. But I'm not quite ready to commit to a custom bike. Yet.

Q. 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?
A. not choosing. Any single route, no matter how much I love it today, would get boring after awhile.

Q. What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to to do for the rest of her/his life?
A. Someone who needs more fresh air and sunshine, and less computer time.

Q. 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?
A. I have a mountain bike. It currently has no pedals, and I haven't ridden it in a couple of years. It went on vacation with me, before I got the Bleriot. I would ride it on the Banks-Vernonia trail, but that's about as adventurous as I get. I prefer road bike riding - "real" mountain biking scares the spit out of me.

Q. Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent?
A. no. I suppose I'd ride a recumbent if circumstances were such that I couldn't ride a standard bike.

Q. Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?
A. Yes. Every year I do one. I got back into cycling by having this mid-life crisis to participate in a triathlon, and then realized that I was doing a lot of good bike riding for a 12-mile part of the whole race. I must say, though, you haven't asked if I stopped beating my children yet.

Q. 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?
A. I'd give up ice cream. However, this does not exclude frozen yogurt or popsicles.

Q. What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it. What size of shoes do you wear?
A. this questionnaire could have asked if one wore lycra, how could one justify NOT having a Brooks saddle, and carbon fiber, steel or aluminum. Yes. I have a Brooks. Also many Terrys. Steel x 3, Aluminum x 1. Shoes - women's 7. Kid's 4.5-5 (this means I can buy Keens at essentially half price :-) )

Q. 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?
A. probably pedal as fast as I have in my entire life. My sister, on the other hand, would stop and take a picture.

Hmmm. Now tag 2 or 3 others. Jason, Uncle Arthur, Heidi, you are next!
(Cecil, Beth already tagged you...)

1 comment:

Cecil Anne said...

Michael Rasmussen also tagged me - but I am breaking the chain. I am already struggling to complete my annual self-evaluation for work (a task only slightly less horrible than that other "annual" evaluation we girlies get to endure) and another questionnaire is too much to handle. Besides, the one for work may result in a raise, whereas this one will only result in me wanting another bike. For which I would, of course, need a raise.