While getting on all my riding gear today, Ryan ask me, “Do you consider yourself a cyclist?” My answer, “Yes!” (This conversation came up since I posted the other day that I don’t consider myself “a runner”.) We had a brief discussion about why it seems so odd that someone will very easily take on the title of cyclist, but to the contrary, could run for years and not consider themselves a runner. WHY? Well, just a simple google search for the definition kind of answered the question for me.
The official definition of a cyclist is:
|Noun||1.||cyclist – a person who rides a bicycle|
The official definition of a runner is:
SEE! Even the word “runner” is defined as “fast” or “marathon runner”! WHY? I have no idea, but now I feel I have proved my point. (For now)
I am a cyclist. I LOVE to ride my bike. I even rode today. It was 34 degrees with a windchill of 27 degrees. There was a 20mph wind with gusts up to 34mph AND there were flurries in the air. (I thought it was May 1st?!)
This does not depict normal May riding apparel. I have on wool socks, shoe covers, tights with wind guard, thick gloves, ear warmers, and my winter jacket. Something is definitely wrong here! BUT, it was a BLAST 🙂