They don’t all have to apply to you to be considered a bike nut. I’d say, greater than 50% should be enough. Or just one if it’s number 10.
- What do you see in this photo:
a. A device owned by Sealtest used for moving milk. All other uses prohibited
b. Furniture for your bachelor pad
c. A camping step-stool
d. OMG. If I attached that to my bike I could haul anything!
- You look for any excuse to get on the bike.
– What’s that honey? Church in 35 minutes? I’ll meet you there…. Nah, don’t worry about that, I’ll sit near the back. No one will be able to smell me.
- Due to unforeseen bike and/or pannier mix-ups, you’ve carried a change of underwear to work in your pants pocket on 2 or more non-consecutive occasions
- You have 3 or more bikes, but they are all used for different ‘applications’. No one else knows what you’re talking about.
- Despite already having 3 or more bikes. You have the insatiable desire to acquire more bikes. You can never have too much precious.
- You’ve drafted a fellow commuter cyclist on the way home from work. It was awkward and uncomfortable for you both, but you stuck it out until your driveway. And you arrived fresh as a daisy for once.
- After a month of diligent record keeping, you found that you put more miles on your bike than your car.
- You’re far too pretentious to admit that you know the cost of a gallon/litre of gasoline. You purposely look away when you bike past so you can plead ignorance at your workplace coffee machine.
- You have one bike that’s a ‘beater’. No one else you know bikes in bad weather, but you have a specific bike that’s specifically acquired for that job.
- Your bikes have a gender, name, and a birthday. On the birthday of the bike, you get yourself a present. Panniers, a new rack, fenders. Something you’ll both enjoy.