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Cycling addiction test -- modified internet addiction test
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posted 5/19/2006
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Hee, hee... retake the Internet addiction test, substituting the following questions: I went from a 33 to a 68...
Paul



Cycling Addiction Test (CAT)

How do you know if you're already addicted or rapidly tumbling toward trouble? Everyone's situation is different, and it's not simply a matter of time spent on the bike. To assess your level of cycyling addiction, answer the following questions using this scale:

1 = Rarely.
2 = Occasionally.
3 = Frequently.
4 = Often.
5 = Always.

1. How often do you find that you stay on the bike longer than you intended?


2. How often do you neglect household chores to spend more time on the bike?


3. How often do you prefer the excitement of cycling to intimacy with your partner?


4. How often do you form new relationships with fellow cyclists you meet?


5. How often do others in your life complain to you about the amount of time you spend on the bike?


6. How often do your grades or school work suffer because of the amount of time you spend on the bike?


7. How often do you check your brakes, cables, or other bike parts before something else that you need to do?


8. How often does your job performance or productivity suffer because of cycling-related internet activity (BikeJournal doesn't count!)?


9. How often do you become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you how much money you've spent in the last three months on bike-related stuff?


10. How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your life with soothing thoughts of cycling?


11. How often do you find yourself anticipating when you will be on the bike again?


12. How often do you fear that life without cycling would be boring, empty, and joyless?


13. How often do you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are getting ready to go out on the bike?


14. How often do you lose sleep due to late-night cycling, or from nightmares about crashing your MTB off a cliff?


15. How often do you feel preoccupied with cycling when you're not riding, or fantasize about being on the bike?


16. How often do you find yourself saying "just a few more minutes" when on the trainer?


17. How often do you try to cut down the amount of time you spend riding, and fail?


18. How often do you try to hide new cycling-related stuff you've purchased?


19. How often do you choose to spend more time riding with others over going out with non-cycling people?


20. How often do you feel depressed, moody, or nervous when you are off the bike, which goes away once you are back on?

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thread edited on 5/19/2006 at 10:12:47 AM

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posted 5/19/2006
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From 19 to 71!

# 3 does not apply, I am Single with no SO
# 6 No school and work 2nd shift
# 18 Since No SO, no need to hide



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sooooo.....should I feel guilty or revel in the fact that I'm a bike geek?

It would be even funnier to see a S.O. take this test in 2nd person...

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Bump

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Hmmm... 75... Should I worry? Should my wife?

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I don't remember this when it was first posted. BTW, I am not even close to a bike addict with a score of 59. Wait a minute what's the criteria?

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Looked up the results of the internet addition test. Me modified this for cycling.

20 - 49 points: You are an average cyclist . You may cycle a bit too long at times, but you have control over your cycling.

50 -79 points: You are experiencing occasional or frequent problems because of cycling. You should consider cycling's full impact on your life.

80 - 100 points: Your cycling usage could cause significant problems in your life. You should evaluate the impact of the bike on your life and address the problems directly caused by your cycling addiction.

After you have identified the category that fits your total score, look back at those questions for which your scored a 4 or 5. Did you realize this was a significant problem for you? For example, if you answered 4 (often) to Question #2 regarding your neglect of household chores, were you aware of just how often your dirty laundry piles up or how empty the refrigerator gets? (added) Do you really care now that you're out there on your bike? I mean really?

Say you answered 5 (always) to Question #14 about lost sleep due to thinking of cycling. Have you ever stopped to think about how hard it has become to drag yourself out of bed every morning? Do you feel exhausted at work? Has this pattern begun to take its toll on your body and your overall health? (added) Wait a minute. Cycling is good for health. Maybe my passion for cycling will allow me to wake up energize and ready to hop on the bike. Hmmmmmmmm

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Uh oh....sounds like my '62' is not the kind of score I'm looking for here. On a round of golf, it would be awesome! But here??? Is there therapy available??

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lol. 67 for me.

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37 for me.

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posted 3/8/2011
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1 = Rarely.
2 = Occasionally.
3 = Frequently.
4 = Often.
5 = Always.

1. How often do you find that you stay on the bike longer than you intended?

+2

2. How often do you neglect household chores to spend more time on the bike?

+5

3. How often do you prefer the excitement of cycling to intimacy with your partner?

+1

4. How often do you form new relationships with fellow cyclists you meet?

+5

5. How often do others in your life complain to you about the amount of time you spend on the bike?

+4

6. How often do your grades or school work suffer because of the amount of time you spend on the bike?

+3

7. How often do you check your brakes, cables, or other bike parts before something else that you need to do?

0

8. How often does your job performance or productivity suffer because of cycling-related internet activity (BikeJournal doesn't count!)?

+3 (you mean like now when I should be working?)

9. How often do you become defensive or secretive when anyone asks you how much money you've spent in the last three months on bike-related stuff?

0

10. How often do you block out disturbing thoughts about your life with soothing thoughts of cycling?

0

11. How often do you find yourself anticipating when you will be on the bike again?

+4

12. How often do you fear that life without cycling would be boring, empty, and joyless?

+5

13. How often do you snap, yell, or act annoyed if someone bothers you while you are getting ready to go out on the bike?

+2

14. How often do you lose sleep due to late-night cycling, or from nightmares about crashing your MTB off a cliff?

0

15. How often do you feel preoccupied with cycling when you're not riding, or fantasize about being on the bike?

+3

16. How often do you find yourself saying "just a few more minutes" when on the trainer?

0 (trainer? what the heck is THAT???)

17. How often do you try to cut down the amount of time you spend riding, and fail?

0 (well, okay, maybe a 1 or a 1.5 - siouxiejeonzey would call me on this one)

18. How often do you try to hide new cycling-related stuff you've purchased?

0

19. How often do you choose to spend more time riding with others over going out with non-cycling people?

4

20. How often do you feel depressed, moody, or nervous when you are off the bike, which goes away once you are back on?

0 (that's because I ride every day. lord help the man woman or child who takes it away.....)


And the total score for raleighdon the hapless addict? 41 or so....

Not so bad when you think of it in the greater context.
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