Bike Meme…

If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be?

Hmm, probably some sort of custom, carbon fiber bike. I’m pretty much an off-the-rack fit guy, so most 54cm road bikes and most small-medium MTBs fit me fine

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’m not sure I could settle on one, and only one dream bike. My Felt F2C team issue roadie is a great ride for hammering roads into submission. My Ibis Mojo levels the gnarliest of trails. My Surly Cross-Check is the ultimate commuter/general purpose bike. This coming fall, it will be converted into a CX racer too. I’ve got a Felt B2 tri-bike on delivery tomorrow, and I’m positive that this bike will carry me to new PRs in my next triathlons.

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?

Easy.. it’s the ride I haven’t discovered yet.

What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride to to do for the rest of her / his life?

The same person that lacks any imagination

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 MTB and road bikes (although my MTB friends would debate that fact).

I prefer riding the road because I’m more comfortable hammering there. I’ve got no MTB skills, simply because I don’t ride MTB as much. One day I hope to be able to balance my MTB and road riding time…

Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent.

Nope, never have and have no interest there..If my physiology gets to a point where I have to ride a recumbent, I’ll switch to my backup sport: racing historic cars (Lotus Super 7s)

Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss?

Yes, and No. Stupid question

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?

Ice cream. I prefer to drink gin…

What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it.

Clinchers vs tubulars (or tubes vs tubeless)

Clinchers for training, tubies for racing. Tubeless, but carry spare tubes

You’re riding your bike in the wilderness (if you’re a roadie, you’re on a road, but otherwise the surroundings are quite wilderness-like) and you see a bear. The bear sees you. What do you do?

Ride faster than my buddies, call for help when I get miles past the bear

Now, tag three biking bloggers. List them below
Hurricane Bob
Mr. Gatens
Doug Antleman