WHAT WE SPENT ON OUR BIKE(S)…
Most cyclists don’t just tell one lie here, we tell two. When talking to fellow riders the price of the bike is always inflated: “What did it cost? Nothing really,” we nonchalantly utter. “Just all the tea… in China.” A different tale is told to our girlfriends, boyfriends, wives and husbands: “The bike? How much was it? Nothing, well practically nothing. In fact, they paid me to take it off their hands.” The truth is always somewhere between the two – only revealed if we’re exposed to weeks of intense interrogation.
A good way of avoiding a Pinocchio moment is a Bike Price Amnesty. Put simply, get your cycling mates to agree you’re all going to tell the truth about what you spend on your rides. Sharing details of the bargains you’ve wangled is a massive relief – and causes less trouble if this information gets back to your better halves. Any bargain hunting must be done honestly, or it quickly descends into a competition to see who can get the biggest fictitious discount.
A TALE OF TWO LIES: WE INFLATE HOW MUCH WE SPEND ON NEW BIKES AND KIT TO OUR PEERS, BUT CUT THE COST WHEN TELLING LOVED ONES BE HONEST ALL ROUND