One of the common question around election time is whether you are better off than 4 years ago.
My questions is whether your bike stable is better off than 4 years ago, and whether your riding is better off than 4 years ago?
I have the same road and track bikes I had four years ago but I now have a cross bike. So; Hell Yes! I'm better off.
Rides bikes, makes 'em too.
Butted Ti Road, Reynolds UL, Di2, QuarQ, Conour lite, SP Zero
Steel Cross, X-7, Crank Bros, Concour Lite, Nemesis, Grifo
Steel Piste, D-A Piste, PD-7400, Concour lite, Zipp 404
Shortest TFC Member (5'6 3/4") & shrinking
No and yes.
Stable worse off, for sure. Foolishly sold a Serotta last summer in preparation for a move. Miss that thing. Now down to two bikes: heavy-ass commuter/tourer and a feather light mountain bike. Hoped to buy a suitable replacement for the Serotta this spring/summer but homeowner crap got in the way. Maybe for Christmas Santa will bring a Mudhoney or Cafe Racer.
Riding is definitely better and attributable to joining a club and not being such a loner on the bike. For me it's mostly mental. I can go longer and harder when I have to keep up with others and maintain a conversation. No way I would've tried something like D2R2 four years ago...wouldn't even have known about it except through meeting others this past year.
4 more years!
I was fitter 4 years ago. -1
I now have 2 rideable bicycles. +1
But I cannot ride. -1
I make more money. +1
Prices have gone up more. -1
I have health insurance. +1
-1 < 0
content and smile at the stable...:
ride em well, shod and groom em well & feed em well..
no glue factory or plugs..
smile with tammy, ashley and my brothers/friends..
have my health and -- cardinal.., "found myself, my place in life and here on this earth.."
no better it gets,