Author: Sophie Crockaphoni
Are you finding yourself riding trails more often? Do you feel as though you need some wide tires, really wide tires? Perhaps you are suffering from Bunyans, a new ailment that is akin to other new ailments such as lactose and gluten intolerance and ADD.
Hardy Randonneurs and Randonneures (A randonneuse is a randonneuring bicycle, not a female randonneur – those who do not use French as a first language often make this embarrassing mistake – Merd!) are increasingly becoming victim of this new fad disease running amok among our herd with devastating and heartbreaking consequences. Be vigilant and be informed!
Gateway activities and symptoms.
Wearing of non cycling clothes for cycling:
Individual is unable to pause without looking at smart phone
Individual is unable to attempt a bike ride without taking photos and blogging about it.
How to identify (and avoid) individuals who are Bunyan sufferers.
Frame bags: Individual will employ a frame bag and give you dirty looks when you ask about it.
Fat tires: Despite the slow speed attainable, the rider will not slow for any obstacle, including snow, pristine beaches or tundra.
Crocks with Socks: Individuals also likely to be suffering from lug footed bugs.
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