Ever have one of these conversations at work…..?
Yep I’ve had these sort of conversations, but then there are other people at workwho are pretty keen on cycling too…
Biggest for me issue is that our office doesn’t have showers and I’ve got a ~14 mile ride to work…
Co-worker – “Don’t you get all sweaty?”
Me – “Yes a bit if it’s hot but their are way’s to deal with that”
Co-worker – “But we Don’t have a shower here, don’t you just sit and stink all day?”
Me – “You tell me, am I stinking up the office? We do have a sink, and water in the toilets and Baby wipes are a modern wonder, deoderant’s are portable also”
Co-worker – “What really?”
Me – “you’re saying you avoid excercise only because you can’t jump directly into a shower afterwards, what about when we move offices (been promised for over a year) if we have showers will you be running or cycling in?”
Co-worker – “I might…”
Me – “But you won’t… Will you?”
Co-worker – “Nah probably not”
But not everyone is into these things are they…
I do love it when someone say’s I’m thinking about getting a new bike, what should I get?
Of course I’ll know, I own and ride a bicycle, of course they don’t quiz me about Car or house purchases I’ve got those too…Posted 4 years agoorganic355Member
In the lift the other morning….
Them: Did you cycle in in THAT weather?
Me (Smiling): Yep, it was fun, cant beat a cold shower to wake you up in the morning.
Them (feeling sorry for me): Don’t you have a car?
Me: Yes, yes I do, but I prefer to cycle.
Them: (as they get out on the 1st floor clutching a Starbucks cream topped Frappa-corinary-chino and a 1000 calorie pastry )…You are mad!!
Me: (mashing the button for the 6th* floor and rolling my eyes): Yes I must be, ha ha.
Some people just cant seem to understand I cycle through choice not through necessity.
*yes I should have walked the 6 flights but difficult in cycling shoesPosted 4 years agondthorntonMember
Yes – all the time – usually the same words with the same office jockeys as last time. Then I tell them how far and their silly little heads explode meaning we have to have the exact same conversation again next week.
What really annoys me is when it snows, I cycle in to sit in an empty office knowing full well at least 50% of my collegues live less than a mile away.Posted 4 years agobinnersSubscriber
“Have you come off again?”
“Oooooooo – that looks nasty. Shall I get the first aid kit?”
Had that one a couple of times. Once from the MD of a company I’d been working for for only a week. My legs were absolutely covered in mud and blood. I’d had a slight mishap taking the fun route into the office 😀
I’m constantly amazed by the reaction I get when I say I’ve cycled 15 miles in. Its like I’ve said I’ve just hopped a marathon. Its only 15 miles FFS! When I tell them I often tag another 5-10 miles on, on the way home, this has actually caused peoples heads to explode. Some people (and they’re not difficult to spot) have effectively lost the use of their legsPosted 4 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
We’re “the office where everyone cycles” There’s 16 of us in total, 3 of us cycle to work and only 2 regularly.
My old commute took 15 minutes on the bike, 20-30 by car, so I always got the same 2 chats- “Oh I couldn’t be bothered to cycle to work” and “Traffic was terrible today!”. Was it? I couldn’t be bothered to sit in a car for hours a week in traffic.Posted 4 years agohelsMember
Funny isn’t it, civilians.
When I was super fit I would get asked to do 10k charity cycles at work because “you’re a cyclist”. Always thought I sounded like a right bighead when I explained that it didn’t seem fair to take people’s money for what is essentially the start of a warm up. But what can you say ?Posted 4 years agoBlobOnAStickSubscriber
‘I’m thinking of getting a bike………you know, a decent one, what should I buy?’
**mental sigh, positive face on**
‘That’s sounds good, what sort of riding will you do?’
‘Well, you know. Umm, towpath and around the coutry lanes’
‘OK. Well you’ll probably want a hybrid to be honest. What sort of budget have you got?’
‘Oh. Well I don’t want any old rubbish, I reckon about £100, maybe £150 if it’s really good’
**Thought so, ho hum. Do I laugh in their face or let them down gently?**
“Oh, so you’re after a second hand one then”
“No”Posted 4 years ago
Not quite work, but along the same lines…Posted 4 years ago
Cycling to Newhaven, having just gone through Brighton, stopped in a shop to get supplies.
Fourbanger: is it much further to Newhaven?
Shop girl: Are you on your bike? It’s quite a way. (Sounding concerned)
Fourbanger: yeah. Roughly how far?
Shop girl: must be a good five miles! Have you come far.
Fourbanger: a little way (smiling with relief at having knocked off 120 of 125 miles).nbtMemberdotdotdashdotdash wrote:
If someone told me they took an hour to ride 10-15 miles my response wouldn’t be ‘wow you’re a hero’ 🙂
Mine might, I’m not that fast 😳
My 6 mile commute along the canal takes me half an hour coming in. Going home take 40 minutes as there’s a flight of 16 locks to go upPosted 4 years ago
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