Thursday, August 18, 2011

Are you a "real cyclist"?

Wow, has it been a while since I last posted. Here's to trying to stay up to date with this blog. 

Do you know what it means to be a "real cyclist"?  Well I didn't know until recently and I am proud to say that I am now fully qualified at the ripe age of 36.

I found the definition from a very reputable source. The link is certainly worth a look, there are some pretty funny cycling terms defined there. Things like bug gulp, fridge magnet, yard-sale, etc...

"Real Cyclist - You are only a Real Cyclist when the net worth of your cycling equipment exceeds the net worth of your automobile(s) by a factor of >= 3!"

It isn't like I couldn't afford something from this decade, car -wise, I am just not much of a car guy.

Well a couple months ago I officially became a "real cyclist". Let's do some quick math to ensure proper qualifications are met. I paid $800 for my sweet civic baller ride a couple of years ago. Now the bikes, CAAD7 was $2000 (new), Trek STP - $1500, Cannondale Supersix - $3300 (retail). Adding things up we have $6800 on the bike side (not including my recent CAADx purchase ($1300 retail)) and $800 (not factoring depreciation) on the car side for a ratio of 8.5/1! Easily qualified as a "real cyclist" and very proud.

Well are you a real cyclist?


  1. dude, my wheels are worth than my car.

  2. Nice, I am very proud of you. I can't wait til I get some fancy Zipp's. That should put me around 10/1.