I was just hit by Scott over at The Haraldsons. Scott's a long time friend from the old MTBR days. He and his wife also happen to be muy excelente photographers. Be sure to check out his(and her) stuff, eh?
On with this:
If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?
I've already had it. And I let it go. A custom filletbrazed steel 29"er, with an eccentric and a derailleur hanger. I want one back. Some day...
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?
I liked what I had, but the Top tube was too short. Too old school. Not really working toward it right now, since I have this little shop thing to really focus on.
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?
It would HAVE to be a mellow, swoopy single track through aspens with a slight downhill in, and a possibilty of peeling off for an after work epic. Can't get too sweaty on the way into work, right? Something like that would simply put me in a great mood. I get happy just thinking about it.
What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride for the rest of her / his life?
At least my wife understands my affliction. So it wouldn't be her. She actually suggested that I have one bike of genre not too long back. I love her! Other wise I like Scotts answer.
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 ride both.
Both. And Cyclocross. In the past it would have been mountain only. 'Cause I wasn't that smart. Road/cross has its place. The roads(gravel and tarmac) where I live are awesome. Twisty, hilly, remote, and devoid of cars. Its cycling nirvana. Our trails are good, and options will soon be getting much better. After I put a ton of work into them that is.
Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent?
Yes. Did I like it? Yes. Will I own one? Nope. I'm neither eccentric enough, nor do I have enough hair.
Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?
Are you kidding? Of course not. I can't swim a lick. Wouldn't do one if I could 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?
Duh. Now if the question were chocolate chip cookies....
What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.
How does one truly avoid the bummer life?
And to the last one. Who reads me? Mike at BlackMountain Cycles. I'm callin' you out.
Ben at Milltown. And Jason at Gnatlikesbikes. Fess up y'all!
listening to: MPR, The Current. Minnesota has it SO good. Wisconsin Public Radio blows. Thank god for the Internets!