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    16 Things Only People Who Ride A Bike To Work Will Understand

    Cars = death monsters.

    1. Every morning feels like you're preparing for battle.

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    Helmets save lives and you know this. It's time to get to work.

    2. You also know how important it is to keep your bike well maintained.

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    Be late to work because of a flat tire? Hell no. Travel tool kit for life.

    3. Because you and your bike? You are one machine.

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    OK, not exactly this, but you get the idea.

    4. When you're riding home after a late night at work, you always wear your safety lights.

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    Be bright. Be seen.

    5. And when it comes to your commute, you know all the shortcuts.

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    Shout-out to ~The Wiggle~!

    6. You are always aware of your surroundings.

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    Because drivers have a tendency to not pay attention.

    7. And you can weave in and out of traffic with the best of them.

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    You wish it wasn't a needed skill, but some drivers ruin it for everybody. Remember, safety first (and def watch for doors).

    8. Because, drivers? Drivers can be assholes.

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    And cars = death monsters.

    9. Although, let’s be honest: You’ve gotten aggressive with a driver or two in your day.

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    While a smile and a wave usually pisses off an enraged motorist more than anything, sometimes it just isn't enough.

    10. But you know it's bike thieves who are the absolute worst.

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    There is a special place in hell for bike thieves (but +10 points to this dude for the unicycle skills). God bless employers who provide indoor bike parking.

    11. Same goes for people who text and ride.

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    Need to use your phone? Pull over. Simple as that.

    12. All worries aside, you know the heaven that is hitting your groove.

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    No red lights, no traffic, and the pedals won't stop.

    13. And you love the money you save.

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    No car means no gasoline. No public transit means no fares. Plus you're at peace with Mother Nature.

    14. Not to mention how it just feels good to ride your bike.

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    Healthy living for the win (even if you reward your ride home with three to 10 beers).

    15. But the thing you understand the most? Showing up sweaty to work.

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    Yes I did use all the paper towels in the restroom wiping myself down and no I'm not apologizing for it.

    16. You do you, bike commuter.

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