Poll: What’s the Strangest Cyclist Behavior?

[tweetmeme only_single=false source=”artofgroupride”]Cyclists take a lot of guff and get a lot of strange looks from the non-cycling world. According to your non-cyclist friends and family members, what’s the strangest cyclist behavior listed below? I won’t pretend to defend any of these things because to some extent each one of them are vital to the life of a cyclist and quite simply don’t need to be defended. Truth is, the cycling world and riders are just misunderstood by the non-riding world…even though we can go overboard on these things and sometimes deserve guff. But deserved or not, we do get guff and looks. So which one is it? The strangest cyclist behavior – Please vote!

Any more strange behaviors that you can think of? Thanks for voting!

Ride on…


4 responses

  1. Marshall

    I would have voted for the excessive spreading of chamois cream. I still don’t understand that one.

    January 19, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    • The Art of the Group Ride

      Have you tried it? 🙂

      January 19, 2011 at 4:48 pm

  2. Daniel

    Sitting in a Starbucks having a grande-mocha-latte-whatever while wearing full spandex biking gear, bike shoes and Oakleys. Are you taking a break from your ride? Do you really need a coffee right this second? Are you finished for the day? Go home and shower!

    January 19, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    • The Art of the Group Ride

      Hey Daniel, yes it must seem strange. After all, we don’t see football players after practice at Baskin-Robbins wearing full uniforms, helmets, and shoulder pads! I could be wrong but I’m guessing your reaction has less to do with what the riders are actually wearing and more to do with the attitude that sometimes comes with it – I wrote about cyclists’ attitudes in Pretentious Group Rides: http://bit.ly/eO02lO . Let me know what you think!

      January 19, 2011 at 4:47 pm

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