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...
I want to see a pic of that!
When I went for a ride on a bike with flat pedals and kept twisting my foot to unclip
similar to VOD...
...when the question of whether i should shoot off a snot rocket or not was replaced with 'what direction is the wind coming from so i don't land this bad boy on my arm' ;)