This morning I was defamed, slandered really. While riding home after our weekly team ride this morning, a guy driving a large Jeep rolled down his window and yelled:
For a minute I tried to think of some kind of witty retort along the lines of "Yeah, fat ass, well..." but then the legal training kicked in and I thought, it's TRUE. I can't deny it. I am a bike geek.
Let's see, consider the evidence:
Exhibit 1: Most of my waking hours are spent either on the bike, thinking about being on the bike or talking about bikes and cycling.
Question: Isn't it true that every Saturday and Sunday you leave the house on your bicycle and ride 60 or so miles?
Answer: (Me) Yes.
Question: Then you go to a coffee shop.
Answer : Yes.
Question: While there, you drink coffee?
Answer: Of course.
Question: And what do you talk about?
Answer: Well, lots of things.
Question: Really, isn't it true that you talk about the ride you just finished.
Question: And, about your bikes?
Question: And, then you talk about what new carbony thing you might put on your bike?
Question: And what the pros might be doing in some race in Europe?
Question: And all of this conversation is with the guys you just spent 3 hours riding with? It's safe to say that your entire conversation is about bikes? Your honor, (with a smirk) no further questions.
Exhibit 3: All of my vacation time is used to ride bikes.
Exhibit 4: Most of my disposable income goes towards bikes, wheels (hell yes wheels!), parts to make the bike lighter and/or go faster and other cycling related items.
Any jury in the world would have to agree, BIKE GEEK.