Thursday, July 31, 2008

Ice cream or bicycles?

I have stolen this survey from Chad's blog. Just the survey, not the answers. Then again, I'm assuming it's a survey and not Chad talking to himself.

If you could have any one — and only one — bike in the world, what would it be? A Seven cyclocross bike with disc brakes. Ohhhh sweet nectar...

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? No, I don't already have it. If I did, then it wouldn't be a dream. And without our dreams, we die.

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? Well, the road is out, as I really don't like riding the road. I never do a road ride and think "Oh, this is fun!" So for mountain bike rides, I'll pick Sedona. Oh red rocky goodness. And Sedona has a ton of vegetarian restaurants.

What kind of sick person would force another person to ride one and only one bike ride for the rest of her / his life? Have you met my friends?

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? Actually, I don't own a road bike. I have a tri bike, a cyclocross bike currently outfitted as a commuter with slicks, and 3 mountain bikes ranging in suspension. That pretty much takes care of everything. I prefer the mountain bikes because trails are more fun. Staring at a white line is not fun.

Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent. No, never ridden one. If someone gave me one for free, I'd ride it.

Have you ever raced a triathlon? If so, have you also ever tried strangling yourself with dental floss? It depends on your definition of "raced." Have I paid money to slog through a swim, bike, and run course? Yep. And I've finished in front of others while an oversized clock was running, so I guess that counts. I have not tried the dental floss thing, but might in my next "race," depending on how bad I feel out there.

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? Bicycles, but let me explain. Ice cream is no good unless it has chocolate. Change "ice cream" to "chocolate" and the bikes would go (hey, there's always motorcycles). Change "bicycles" to "running" and ice cream it is!

What is a question you think this questionnaire should have asked, but has not? Also, answer it. You know that guy that ate an entire car over several years? What part of your bike would you eat and why?

Give me a metal file and a spoke and I think I could handle it.

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?
A mountain bike in the wilderness? Uh....wasn't me...


Chad said...

I added you to the "tag list" you did not steal it, you were chosen :)

Jen said...

Hey Elaine...Bill and I are looking to ride (Mtn Bike) in the Starr pass area...any reccomendations? Nothing to technical please :)
Jen Lynn