5. YOU FIND YOURSELF “CHECKING OUT” BIKES BEFORE BEINGS
Getting ready at the trailhead with a group of friends is always an exciting time. You can feel the energy and anticipation of the ride ahead. But you may have the tendency to “check out” other riders in the parking lot – and I’m not talking about their butts and strong legs. I’m talking about drooling over their bikes and gear.
6. YOU TEND TO HAVE CHAIN GREASE ON YOU – ALL THE TIME
You’re used to that staple grease mark on your right leg or on your hands from doing some trailside maintenance. While other people might give you strange looks for being ‘dirty’ you are quick to point out mountain bikers in a crowd that sport the same markings.
7. “PUT A BIKE ON IT”
Marketing gets you. Put a picture of a bike on a coffee mug, t-shirt or sticker and its value instantly increases in your eyes.