1. Which of the following three describes you the most accurately?
The only thing in life that really matters is linear speed which may or may not come between a crowded swim and a usually problematic little run. Everything you own is aero; your dog is a retired greyhound and the family car is Gary Gabelich’s Blue Flame. You are considering an operation to give your ears an airfoil shape.
The last great bike racer was Eddie Merckx. You can name ALL the winners of the Tour de France in order and you celebrate Felix Bahamontes’ birthday each year. All your wheels have 36 spokes and your newest set actually has ALUMINUM rims. You have six gears on the back and it’s plenty. It’s not a sport; it’s a way of life.
You’re new to the sport. The last seven years of the Tour on TV have made July worth waiting for. You might race…you might not; it’s up to you. You’d like to believe Tyler and Roberto but you DO realize Virenque was dirty even for a Frenchman. Your bike may be a year or so old but that new 10 speed stuff sure looks cool. The guys you’re riding with don’t know your age but you take all your pulls.