Maybe you toyed with bikes now and then before you were bitten by the bug? Were you unsure if you were good enough, experienced enough, or fast enough to call yourself a cyclist? Or did you live in denial, hoping nobody you knew would spot you wearing lycra?
Complete the sentence, in all seriousness or with humour, as you wish.
Please, no extra commentary or thread highjacks- just start with '..when'
Finally, I knew I was a REAL cyclist when...
Depends on how far you commute and the weather. If I need to change my clothes when I get to work anyway, then I figure I might as well lycra for the ride.
I think their meant to be... :)
.........the first time I rode 10km to work and didnt arrive in a perspiring mess.
.......... when it didnt matter if the ride was 10, 20 or 40k long.
......... when AC is the first page to check on the internet.
..........my first group ride.
...when buying more cycling clothes takes precedence over new jeans, shirts etc
... when you're sat at home recovering and you want to be on the bike even if it is cold enough to freeze the 'bbbb's off a brass monkey'!