I think we can all agree that generically speaking we probably all spend a slightly embarrassing amount on bikes and gear (at least to non-bike-geeks), but it’s a little intimidating seeing it all added up on one page.
I’m not sure I’d be willing to do the same (especially publicly)… I know I’ve made some pretty smart decisions, and I’ve managed to cash in on some pretty smokin’ deals, but I’d think I’d shudder seeing all of my purchases added up all on one page.
From the site:
I doubt publishing the Tab will help any of you persuade your spouse your own gear habit is healthy, that’s a line of reasoning that never seems to work. It may point you in the direction of some good kit that you’ve missed though, and it beats gambling and drinking. And if it strikes you as lunacy, and that makes you feel good about yourself, that’s OK too. Enjoy.
I’m sure even the most frugal cyclist that gets out on anything more than a casual level spends a decent amount of time and money on, if not buying, then maintaining their bike and gearing up.
What do you think? Would you be scared to see all your bike-related purchases added up, or are you content in being blissfully unaware? Is there a sick piece of curiosity in the back of your mind that wonders just how much you dumped into your passion in 2009? How much do you spend a year on cycling? Hundred? Thousands? Tens of thousands?
Let us know your thoughts!