Thursday, July 24, 2008

bag 'em and tag 'em...

I've been called out of my blissful blog slumber by none other than Faticus and Ms. Dee V. Ous. And although I'd love to post some pictures and highlights from my trip to the Mid-Coast, that will have to be delayed to make time for the chain-blog. Just when my email inbox was safe from chain emails, my Google Reader is now being attacked by chain blog posts. Nonetheless, here goes....

If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?

Seriously though, probably my road bike. If I'm reduced to nothing more than a lowly bike commuter some day, at least it'd still be functional.

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 bike's a bike. The joys of building up / owning a Sp*t Br*nd* 29er taught me that the stuff built for the masses can be less money and less headache.

*Name changed to prevent unfair harm to brand image

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?

That's like the rhetorical question: "If a guy hands you a gun with one bullet, points to your best friend, and says, 'You have to choose - kill your best friend or kill yourself.' What would you do?"

Well, I'd shoot the d-bag asking me to choose.

What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to do for the rest of her / his life?

Refer to the previous response.

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 narrow minded?

I'm the jack of all trades, master of none. When it comes down to it, I'll ride anything because I hate riding alone. Sometimes others are riding road, sometimes they're riding mountain. And sometimes they're riding cross bikes which I really hate but it's all anyone does in the autumn around here.

Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.

To date, no. But if it meant going over 80 miles per hour on a bike I'd do it. Especially if it had speakers blasting "Danger Zone" (see the fourth video in the link below).

Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?

I suck hard enough at riding alone. Why would I want to publicly suck at running and swimming too? I can take a piece of dental floss and suck it up my nose and cough it out my mouth. A talent that makes it look like I'm flossing my throat.

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?

I'd find the gun from question #2 and shoot the d-bag asking that question.

What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not?

Also, answer it.

Do you shave your legs because you ride? Or do you ride because you shave your legs?

My answer: 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?

I make sweet, sweet love to the bear.

Anyone else decides to respond, please put your link in my comment section.

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