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Tag! you’re it.

Oh nose! I’ve been tagged by Pete Ryan.  I’m still not sure if this is better or worse than a chain letter but it’s been a few days since I have posted anything so what the hell πŸ™‚

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

This is a loaded question for a guy like me since my favorite bikes change as much as the current beer I’m drinking.  Today the nod goes to a custom built Kent Eriksen Ti 29er built it up so that i could be run with or without gears.

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 went the other way on my last bike and got the bike that compliments all my other bikes.  My recent build of a 29er fully suspended Ventana El Rey fits the bill perfectly to go along with my road bike, cross bike and singlespeed.  As to working towards the dream I’ll just have to convince my wife that a Ti hardtail would be a great five year anniversary present :p

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?
I have yet to ride that route but I’m guessing it is tucked away somewhere in Canada.  The perfect mix of downhill and uphill,  a really nice long drawn out flowing trail with a few optional lines to launch of some skinny ladder bridges.  Throw in a few very small stream crossings, a mixture of shadey old growth deciduous and evergreen forests.  Ooh I can almost taste it.

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

I don’t know but they probably came up with prohibition at the same time.

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.
I ride both but my real love is for the dirt.  Riding on the road is only a method of getting from point A to point B.  Point A is usually my house and point B is work.

Have you ever ridden a recumbent? If so, why? If not, describe the circumstances under which you would ride a recumbent?
Recumbents,  trikes, four wheelers.  You name I’ve wrenched on it and ridden it.

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

The closest I’ve come is signing up for a Tri and then not showing up :)  I wish someone would do duathlons that would be just riding and swimming.  Running is the worst form of transporation.
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?
Change that question to beer and bicycles and you can get me to ponder for a moment.

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

Do you drink from a boot toe up or toe down?  A: I pity the fool who drinks toe up.

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Now I’ll tag the following three people who I know ride bikes and to see if they read my blog or not πŸ˜€

Marty from the Prairie Peddler,  I like to race bikes Eric O, and fellow photographer Daniel Snow.

Daniel Snow -

I’m subscribed to your feed, Scott, but I’m a n00b, and mostly just a commuter when it comes to bikes so I’m going to pass on the questionnaire. I completely agree with your duathalon idea, though. I’d compete in one of those.

scott -

Haha right on Dan. I’m hoping it doesn’t open up in a downpour on my commute home today.

martini -

Ah shit. I saw that one….