Monday, September 24, 2012

Types of Bicyclists

Illustration by Serge Bloch for the Wall Street Journal
Here is an interesting article from the Wall Street Journal, written by Nancy Keats, comparing bicyclist-watching to bird-watching--as there are different types of bicyclists just like there are many kinds of birds.
First on Nancy's list are the Roadies; followed by the Beach Cruisers. Third are the Cyclocrossers (I'm not sure if we have those here in the Philippines). Next are the Commuters--the type I think I fall under. Finally, Ms Keats caps her list with the Vintage Riders. Her article is fascinating because not only does she describe the bicycles, but also the riders themselves--down to the extent of what shoes they wear. Her descriptions are funny because they're true. Especially the one about Commuters almost always travelling alone. Hahaha!

Nancy did leave out other bicyclists in her list. She forgot about the biggest group, the Mountain Bikers. Also, Fixies, BMXer and the most important sub-group, Folding Bike Enthusiasts!

Did I miss any one?

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