1) You think nothing of having tan lines on the back of your hands from wearing cycling mitts all summer

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Cycling Race driver is the start, in the shadow of the mountain

cyclists enjoy the mountains in South Tyrol, the Dolomites quarter known before he again continued his bike

2) You know where the Col du Tourmalet, Alpe d'Huez, and Mont Ventoux are and each of their individual heights

3) Along with a razor for your face you have one just for your legs

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4) You check Strava every morning when you get to work to see who you’ve beaten on your daily commute

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5) The digital scales in your kitchen are used for weighing recently purchased bicycle components rather than cookery ingredients

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6) On Saturday nights, you no longer go out drinking because you want to be as fresh as possible for Sunday morning club ride outs

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Late Night Browsing

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7) The local bike shop staff not only know your name, they also know how you take your coffee

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Antique Bicycle Store

People shopping at an Antique Bicycle store.

8) Everyone knows what the yellow jersey means in the Tour de France, but you know who wears the green, white and polka dot ones too

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Polka-Dot Jersey- The Cyclist Thomas Voeckler

Beaurouvre,France, July 27 2012:Image of the French cyclist Thomas Voeckler (Team Europcar) wearing The Polka-Dot Jersey ( the best climber) during the 19th stage- a time trial between Bonneval and Chartres- of "Le Tour de France" 2012.

9) You own more pairs of cycling shoes than you do regular shoes

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10) The nicknames Mellow Johnny, Tommeke, Spartacus, Il Campionissimo, The Badger, Big Mig, The Cannibal, The Pirate, and The Lion King all mean something to you

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Tour de France 1952 Alpe d'Huez

11) When it comes to foreign languages, allez, bidon, commissaire, domestique, Etape, maillot jaune, peloton, and rouleur are the only words you feel you need to know

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The Peloton

Col de Platzerwasel, France - July 14, 2014: Vincenzo Nibali (Team Astana) and Richie Porte (Team Sky ) figting for the first two positions in the general calssification, ride inside the peloton while climbing the road to Mountain Pass Platzerwasel, in Vosges mountains, during the stage 10 of Le Tour de France 2014.

12) Every week you don’t just weigh yourself, you also check and record your BMI

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13) Just like your cycling glasses, your prescription glasses have an Oakley frame

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14) Wearing a one-piece lycra skinsuit is not something that embarrasses you. It’s essential for getting a PB in time trials after all

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Cycling is my favourite sport

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15) Online bike part purchases are delivered to your place of work so your partner doesn’t find out how much you are spending on kit

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16) Tubs versus clinchers is a valid point of discussion when you go to the pub with friends

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17) For your birthday every year you get a subscription to Rouleur magazine

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18) A professional bike fitting session is not a luxury indulgence but an essential performance aid

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19) Potential car purchases are dependent on the space available to fit a bicycle inside

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20) Along with your maximum heart rate and training zones, you know your max power output in kilojoules

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21) Arm warmers and knee warmers are acceptable clothing choices

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Nalini Custom Cyclocross Clothing

22) Winter indoor training is done on rollers rather than a turbo trainer as it gives a more authentic feel and refines your bike handling skills

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