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The 12 worst things about being a cyclist

WHY AM I SO SWEATY?

THE WORLD OF a cyclist is a tough one.

Here’s the worst of it.

1. Setting out for work like this…

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… and arriving like this:

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2. The sweat

So much sweat.

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3. Phantom cycle lanes

I’m here! Oooh, I’m gone! Woooooooo!

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4. Also, drivers who believe cycle lanes are a handy place to stop altogether

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5. Not being able to wear a skirt

Without treating the population to the sight of your underwear and/or resorting to some kind of technological gimmickry:

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6. This

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7. Drivers acting like you don’t exist

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8. Pedestrians acting like you don’t exist

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9. Having to carry your helmet around all day

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10. Meeting someone you know on the pavement… as you’re struggling up a steep hill

OH… HI… HOW ARE YOU… BYE.

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11. Cycling anywhere in winter

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12. And finally, other cyclists.

Breaking red lights, cycling on pavements, generally giving everyone a bad name. Damn you, cyclists.

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About the author:

Michael Freeman

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