I sort of thought so based on the blog that I've been sucked into by Courtenay. Lately, she's been ranting on about not being a Levi fan and what a whiner he is. I sort of agreed after reading a few posts. Then on my ride home last night I noticed how perfect the winter weather was at 7pm riding along the ocean towards the Golden Gate bridge. It was probably 55 out and not a hint of breeze - the riding was effortless and I was zipping along on my TT bike. Then I realized that bike riders are probably some of the best people for appreciating everything from the humidity, the wind, the smells, the quality of the tarmac and being in tune with how they feel. With that said, it's no wonder bike riders complain a lot - they're basically critics of the outdoors and if they're professionals, then the likely have a some leeway there.
I don't think triathletes appreciate the outdoors quite as much - I say this because I'm in the pool which is not outdoors, when I get out of the pool the chlorine has killed nearly everything in my sinuses and I can't smell anything for a few hours and if I'm on my bike or running - I'm probably going too hard to appreciate much except for a tall glass of Clif recovery drink. Last night was an exception - I had a super EZ ride home and I've really got nothing to complain about.
(I will complain about the tourists who don't look when the cross the street in the Fisherman's Wharf area ALL SUMMER LONG. Most will run, but some leave grandma struggling for herself.)
Bike riders, in my opinion are happy babies.
Today is also my wife's birthday - so happy birthday Greta!