Reading this survey illuminated for me the difference between roadies (or at least roadie wannabes) and dirtbags.
68% confessed to bonking. What's wrong with the other 32%? I can't remember how many times I've bonked, but I still have nightmares about the last 10 miles of the Butte 50.
35% have lied about the cost of their bikes to their partner. I don't have that problem currently, but in the past I think I might have mentioned the cost of a frame. If she interpreted that to be the cost of the whole bike, it's not my fault that she doesn't understand the difference.
31% have partaken in a mid ride beer. I guess being a roadie just isn't as much fun.
4% had sex during a bike ride. My memory is a little fuzzy, but there might have been that time after mid ride beers.
17% would ride naked if they could. Only for the Chicken Crit.
49% preferred climbing. Only 18% preferred going downhill. I'm speechless. WTF
Their favorite bike brands: Trek, Specialized, Cannondale, Giant, Fuji.
The bitterroot's favorite brands: Turner, Ventana, Knolly, Ibis, Yeti. Maybe Surley and Salsa in the winter.
The rides they dream of doing: a century, a gran fondo, RAGBRAI (The Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa), Ironman tri, Leadville 100.
Us: Ratpod, Butte 50, Fitzbarn (Red Gerald), Fernie, Moab
Their favorite post ride treats: smoothie, sandwich, fruit, burger, pizza
Bitterroot: Beer, brats, elk, antelope, beer
29% believe that shaving their legs is a sign of their dedication. I can think a lot of reasons to shave your legs: you are already shaving your chest, the hairs act like velcro when you wear corduroy, your partner is getting rug burns, or your name is