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Cycling is like a drug. And once you're hooked, there's no going back. When the casual weekend rides just aren't enough and when your bike starts to get more attention than your partner, you know it's starting to become serious business to you.

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Don't fear, it happens to the best of us. Here are the signs and side effects that you will most likely experience as you delve deeper and deeper into your addiction...

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You know where every single pothole is within a 5 mile radius of your home...

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You know how to say "My bicycle has been stolen" in five languages.

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You spend more money on cycling bits and bobs than the everyday things you actually need...

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After every weekend your phone is filled with photos of mountains, trails, descents, signposts, fields, sunsets...

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Your bike is worth more than your friend's car.

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The first thing you do when you finish a ride is whip out your phone and head straight onto Strava.

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One of your friend has a crash and your first question is "How's the bike?".

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You accept a job offer based on how amazing their secure bike parking and changing rooms are...

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The first thing you do when you move into a new area is check out the local bike shop...

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Your bike is cleaner than your house...

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You think about each hill as a cyclist, even when you are driving in a car.

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You own too many cycling related t-shirts.

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You instantly like the person driving in front of you as they have a bike rack on their car...

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There's no more space in the house for anything...

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You get a little hungry at work and instantly reach to your back...

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You start pointing at junk on the road while driving or walking.

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You crash and think of it as a opportunity to get some new components!

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You go to bed stupidly early on a Friday night just so you can wake up early bursting with energy and ride all day.

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After crashing on your bike, you go for a quick ride the next day even though you shouldn't...

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You know how many miles you rode last night, last week, last year...

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Energy bars taste much better than biscuits.

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You go to break with your hands when driving a car.

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Your bike has a nickname and you're not at all embarrassed.