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28 Thoughts Every Cyclist Has

Motorists hate cyclists, that's no secret. But here are some things that really grind OUR gears. And other things that go through our minds on the bike.

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3. Could you have possibly come ANY closer while you passed me?

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Yes, you're allowed to pass us. It's encouraged. BUT AT LEAST GIVE ME MORE THAN A FOOT OF SPACE BETWEEN MY BIKE AND YOUR THOUSAND POUND MOVING VEHICLE.

4. GOD, PASS ALREADY THERE'S LIKE 8 MILES OF ADDITIONAL LANES AND NO ONCOMING TRAFFIC WHY ARE YOU SO OBSESSED WITH ME

19. HEY IT'S CALLED "ON YOUR LEFT", YOU CAN'T JUST PASS ME LIKE THAT WITHOUT LETTING ME KNOW YOU'RE THERE

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If I'm riding 20 mph, it'd be nice to know when another cyclist is approaching me so that I don't make any sudden movements.

20. Oh my gosh what am I even doing

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It's easy to feel inadequate when you're with more advanced riders than you. Or even just knowing that more advanced riders exist and that you're probably a failure.

22. If I climb this hill, I'll finish sooner than if I stay in the saddle

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We talk ourselves into standing up on the bike in order to finish the hill faster, ignoring the fact that it takes more effort.

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