Own up, who has a sore neck?

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Own up, who has a sore neck?

Postby cludence » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:45 pm

I was talking with one of the members of this forum today and was amused to hear him comment about how he will have an accident one day from checking out people's bikes whilst driving.

I am guilty of the same offence and if I didnt have an appointment this morning I would have kidnapped the man I saw riding a nice shiny Jim Bundy bike. I drove past him and drooled at his bike.

It is not the first time and often I turn when I see a nice bike. I have to be careful or I will end up causing a crash.

So fess up, who else has a severe case of OBD? (Obsessive Bike Disease)

I know you are out there and I am not the only one. :o

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Postby sogood » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:57 pm

My wife has diagnosed me with that condition, but I flatly denies it! :wink:
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Postby cludence » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:01 am

Replying to this post is the first step in admitting you have a problem, well done!

I am sorry to say there is no cure for this condition.


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Postby Kid_Carbine » Wed Mar 12, 2008 1:01 am

So are we saying that cycle spotting is a pain in the neck?
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:20 am

Didn't know that there was a Jim Bundy bike
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Postby stryker84 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:36 am

Yep, often get some strange looks from some people when I slow down next to a clyclist to stare. Well, either a strange look, or a nice smile/wave/wink from the cyclist. And a few irritated drivers behind. ;)
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Postby stevendavid75 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:50 am

OK, I will also admit, I too fall into this category and maybe even one step further.
If I spot something real nice and I am in no hurry, I have been known to stop and have a chat to the person.
One day near Shepparton I saw an older fellow out riding, I had seen him a few times and noticed his rolls saddle and nice geo and chrome fork anyway this was good, he couldnt remember who built but said he raced it his younger days and was quite competitive on it.

I also spotted a bloke just out of Echuca on a fairly old pogliaghi as a I passed him and stopped and also had a chat to the bloke, he once raced for a bike shop in Richmond or some other inner city suburb and they were issued with pogs and he purchased his when he finnished racing for them.
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Postby rustychisel » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:31 am

stevendavid75 wrote:
I also spotted a bloke just out of Echuca on a fairly old pogliaghi as a I passed him and stopped and also had a chat to the bloke, he once raced for a bike shop in Richmond or some other inner city suburb and they were issued with pogs and he purchased his when he finnished racing for them.




Hmmmm, just sizing up the bike before you rolled him into the ditch, I suspect. :twisted:
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Postby stevendavid75 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:53 am

it was a bit small actually
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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:17 am

Yeah, my wife is starting to doubt my sexuality, since I'm checking out the bikes of both genders. She sees me looking and assumes I'm checking out the bod within the lycra.

I'm not suffering a pain in the neck, but my ear is getting sore from the violent twisting it gets. :D

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Re: Own up, who has a sore neck?

Postby PiCO » Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:17 am

cludence wrote:I was talking with one of the members of this forum today and was amused to hear him comment about how he will have an accident one day from checking out people's bikes whilst driving.

I am guilty of the same offence and if I didnt have an appointment this morning I would have kidnapped the man I saw riding a nice shiny Jim Bundy bike. I drove past him and drooled at his bike.

It is not the first time and often I turn when I see a nice bike. I have to be careful or I will end up causing a crash.

So fess up, who else has a severe case of OBD? (Obsessive Bike Disease)

I know you are out there and I am not the only one. :o

Karen.



Yes - me too. You are not alone.

It used to be motorcycles when I was a carefree youth (they still get a minor glance). Now really it is just bikes – new, old it doesn't really matter.

I keep my bike just outside my window as I am working just to sneak a peak. :oops:

This ailment also combines with ABIG syndrome – Another Bike In the Garage. Symptoms include not looking spouses in the eye, secret vists to certain web sites and bike shop drive bys.

Is there a cure :?: :?: :?:


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Postby MichaelB » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:20 pm

sogood wrote:My wife has diagnosed me with that condition, but I flatly denies it! :wink:


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Postby GaryF » Wed Mar 12, 2008 5:14 pm

Guilty.
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Postby toolonglegs » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:02 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Didn't know that there was a Jim Bundy bike


I used to race one :D
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:27 pm

*stands*
My name is Shaun and I'm a bikeholic.
*sits*

*leaps to feet*
NO! I don't want your sodding umpteen point plan! There's nothing wrong with me :!:
...whatever the road rules, self-preservation is the absolute priority for a cyclist when mixing it with motorised traffic.
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Postby Kalgrm » Wed Mar 12, 2008 6:50 pm

Facilitator: Mulger, Please resume your seat on the Brooks.

We don't use the "umpteen point plan" here at Bicycles Network Anonymous: We have an 11 tooth plan, which is much faster than the 12 tooth plan offered by other programs.

Now, you realise, Mr Bill, that you won't be allowed out of the program until you can look at the ink spot diagram below without salivating.

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Oh dear, I see we have a very long way to go ....

(Turns to aide: Please find a mop for our friend on the Brooks.)
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Postby Mulger bill » Wed Mar 12, 2008 7:38 pm

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I will not stop drooling sir! So nyahImage

Oh, don't forget... when ordering your new skinsuit, Edna says
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Postby munga » Wed Mar 12, 2008 8:56 pm

I pass a little guy on a beautiful emerald green 2-sizes-too-big Bauer most days and am tempted to chase him and offer a swap for something that fits him better. If any of you commute thru eagle farm area you may see him around 4:15 - 4:30 each arvo heading inbound. Just look for the upturned drops and the beautiful paintjob. :lol: More diclofenac please nurse. Pothole!

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Postby cludence » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:06 pm

I feel so good now confessions have appeared. I no longer feel alone. :wink:

I spent last saturday cleaning my garage and was grinning from ear to ear when I had room to be able to sit down and play with a spoke threader I was given. It was so much fun I threaded half the spoke! I then got my jollies playing with this heavy duty chain breaker I was given. Again I had fun as I am used to using an elcheapo that breaks.

I told a friend about it and they asked me if I had anything better to do with my time on a Saturday and I said NOPE.

Garages are much more fun than shopping!

Karen.

And yes I see a kid near me riding a very early Mongoose but I am too scared to ask to swap or buy it in case I get called a paedophile.
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:52 pm

What woman can resist a strapping man in lycra
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Postby ukalipt » Wed Mar 12, 2008 10:47 pm

yep. i confess,
most often i even fail to see the rider.

i will take the tablets daily now -
but only the biopace shaped ones -

[ but we have had this conversation cludence ]
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Postby cludence » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:34 pm

Well, it gets worse it seems. I was on the phone to a friend last night and he is due to head overseas next week. He told me he must get organised and restore his clothes! He then tried correcting himself and said he had to put his clothes in the dishwasher! (He cleans tuff wheels in there)

What is this world coming to? No hope for children of the future.

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Postby xx68 » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:47 pm

So you made some space then ?


Remember sheds are good , little time machines :P
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Postby cludence » Thu Mar 13, 2008 7:54 pm

My shed is nice and tidy now. Full, but tidy. Took me nearly all Sunday to get it sorted.

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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:23 pm

cludence wrote:My shed is nice and tidy now. Full, but tidy. Took me nearly all Sunday to get it sorted.

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