The semi serious differences between Cycling and Cycling tourism.
Dear ALL cyclist friends, the post is from the point of view of a cycling tourist, but no worries, we’ll present also a list of differences from the point of view of the cyclists.
You are a cyclist if you focus on the back wheel of your bike companion, on the feelings you get from your body and you keep an eye on the chronometer.
You are a cycling tourist when you are more focused on the scenery, with its perfumes and colours.
You are a cyclist if you dress one size less (and you can afford it;), if you own at least five pairs of cycling shoes to match with impossible to match cycling kits, already coordinated with your helmet and your bike, of course.
You are a cycling tourist when you can enter a restaurant without being confused with Mazinger Z.
You are a cyclist when you never stop (or you cannot, because of your friends) worrying to “get cold” Even when cycling in july in south west Sardinia on a day of southern wind.
You are a cycling tourist when you sops often, just to chill down. Better with a beer, or may be more, depending on temperature and team.
A cyclist doesn’t just drink, he “rehydrates”, usually with powders with funny colours you believe magical.
You are a cycling tourist if you drink just natural stuff, like beer and wine, and sometimes even water.
You are a cyclist when your meals are a precise percent of carbohydrates, protein and vitamin.
You are a cycling tourist when your meals are a huge amount of many local and tasty foods.
You are a cyclist if your bike is fitted to go fast, and comfort is an optional.
You are a cycling tourist if your bike is fitted to be comfortable, and the goal is to go far.
7.Bumping into another cyclist
You are a cyclist if, bumping into another good looking cycling girl/guy, your attention is captured by the bike.
You are a cycling tourist if, bumping into another good looking cycling girl/guy, your attention may be captured by the bike too.
You are a cyclist when you get excited talking about climbs and downhill speed, bikes and parts.
You are a cycling tourist when you get excited talking about places and people, food and wine. And of course about bike and parts.
You are a cyclist when you know everything about a road: the minutes and seconds it takes you to climb every single section, you know the average gradient and the total ascent, and you remember the performances of your friends on Strava.
You are a cycling tourist when, even commuting by bike, you always look for a new road.
You are a cyclist when you ride your bike to train, and often it’s fun.
You are a cycling tourist when you ride your bike to have fun, and sometimes you end up training.
No matter if you are a cyclist or a cycling tourist, riding a bike make you feeling better, and sometimes even getting better.
Nice bike to all![:]