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18 Traits Of An Urban Biker

Getting around on two wheels in urban environments poses some unique design challenges. We studied urban bikers to learn about their peculiar traits.

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3. The clicking sound of bike shoes walking down the hall is used announce their arrival into the office each morning.

5. They walk around with thier pant leg rolled up half the day.

6. They check the weather report before getting out of bed to see how strong the wind is – curse you, headwinds!

8. A well-practiced, distinct whooping noise helps them avoid getting hit by car doors.

9. They purposefully keep thier bike dirty to avoid theft. Clean bikes seem to always mysteriously disappear.

11. Their favorite color is reflector yellow – safety first, right?

14. Purchasing waterproof saddles or messenger bags has paid off big time.

16. Every rider has a few battle scars.

17. They ride with no hands – just because it’s fun and looks cool.

Remember to ride safe on those city streets and have fun.

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