Yesterday afternoon, I put together one of those social meme’s on mountain biking and how the world views us and how we see ourselves in our own minds. It caught on an as of this post less than 24 hours later, it has 146 likes and 67 shares on our Facebook page, so I figured we got it pretty close!
Here is the image for reference (if you click on it…you can get the full size image and share it where ever you want to).
These social illustrations and videos like the “Shit mountain bikers say” posted a couple of weeks ago, are hilarious because we get a chance to laugh at ourselves a little bit with those around us in the community.
While the point of these is to not really explain the images and let them do the talking themselves, I thought I would share where my head was while putting this together.
What my friends think I do: I just hang out with other guys in spandex and worry too much about stretching. I must look like Biker Fox on the trails.
What my parents think I do: They are still wondering how I get injured all the time when they picture riding a bike like that.
What society thinks I do: Let’s face it…if it has 2 wheels and cranks…it has to have something to do with Lance Armstrong.
What my wife thinks I do: How many of your wives think the post ride beer lasts longer than the ride?
What I think I do: I can ride as fast and fly as high as Thomas Vanderham.
What I really do: Stand around with friends and talk while holding a bike and riding it occasionally.
I founded Bike198 back in 2007 and started riding bikes seriously in 1994. A lot has changed since that time and one of the greatest releases is still getting out on the bike and shredding trail or tearing up the road.