I have a Punisher decal on both road bikes. I’m particularly fond of the one on my 5200 but like the two smaller decals on the Venge just as well. I like to look at the decal when I’m hurting and wanting to quit – they help me to dig deep when needed.
I wonder, from time to time, to myself, whether I’m worthy of displaying it on my bike, though. Taken the wrong way, as if I were arrogant enough to think of myself as a Punsiher of cyclists, it could lead to… uh, unnecessary misunderstandings.
In the end, a friend gave me the originals that went on the Venge, so I justify it that way… And if I have to have the discussion among friends, so be it. In the end, when I’m in the pain cave, I like looking down at that decal for a little boost. I also have to remember that which is most important; I am fast enough for what I want to put into cycling. Cycling makes me happy. I have no desire to work hard enough at it that I lose the fun.