6 things people say about cyclists that are total BS

6 things people say about cyclists that are total BS

As cyclists, it's fair to say we have our share of haters, however we want to set things straight.

Here are 6 things that people say about cyclists that are just total BS.

What are you tired of hearing?

1) We don't look good in our lycra

"That person shouldn't be wearing lycra" says pretty much everyone driving a car stuck behind a cyclist. Don't let them get you down. We pull our lycra on every time we jump on the bike and we do it with pride. knowing that no matter how many strange looks we may get, we will always look better on a saddle than stuck in traffic behind a steering wheel.

If you are feeling a little self concious though, try the 30 day muffin top challenge. 

2) We don't stick to the rules of the road

We're not all perfect, are we drivers? Yes, we've all heard it before, "cyclists are the most dangerous people on the road" but this is utter crap. Let's just remember that unless we want an embarrassing cleat fail, sometimes we have to dash for the lights or lean up against cars in traffic to stop us doing the inevitable. So yes, we may sometimes get too big for our boots but no, as long as you're still in your car, we're not the most dangerous people on the roads.

3) We spend too much money on our bike

Okay, sometimes bikes can be pretty expensive but let's look at it this way, we probably spend the same amount of time on our bike than most people do in their car, and after all it's exercise right, so surely you cant put a price on keeping fit and feeling healthy and better than the general population. 

4)  We take up too much space on the road

More space than those ginormous lorries and ridiculous 4x4's that city dwellers have zero use for. I don't think so.

5) We ignore red lights

Eh hem. 

6) Cyclists think they own the road

I mean, yes we have our own lane to ourselves, painted red, with a big white bike stuck on it. In rare cases we even have our own set of traffic lights, lowered down slightly so we don't even have to bend our neck to look up. Last time I checked we don't pay for parking either, so if you take a step back for a minute I'm pretty sure it looks like we do rule (some of) the road, we don't simply think it. 

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I've heard all these. My response is always the same: kiss my tight little lycra bum.

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We spend too much on our bike...which one of the current three are they talking about? ;-)

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Who owns the butt? It's mesmerising :)

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I actually have to pay for parking my bike on campus! Well they have bike sheds we are supposed to use (pay for) with no way of locking up said bike. So I just take it to lectures with me!

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and who 'doesnt' look better in lycra?

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Haha brilliant! Loved reading that so funny  

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And very lucky

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The reaction time from the guy crossing the road in number 5 is amazing O.O

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