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22 Things Only Female Road Cyclists Will Understand

You spend a lot of time looking at and talking about saddles...

1) The best way to start any morning is with a long ride to your favourite coffee shop

2) And the best end to a day is finishing a climb in time to see the sunset

3) (Before gunning it back down, obviously)

4) Riding with your best female mates is the best way to spend a weekend

5) Although a day keeping speed with the boys can also be fun

6) You know all different variations of this year’s jerseys, bibs and leggings….

7) Your radiators at home are covered in Lycra

8) And you can’t move through your hallway for bikes and equipment

9) When you overtake a guy on the road, they always seem to get annoyed…

Angry Cyclist

10) And a lot of the time – you find that they’ll overtake you again straight away (Whyy?!)

11) While men can go faster ….

12) ….Women have better endurance and are good at long distance rides

13) You see women with pretty sit up and beg style bikes

14) And wonder if they realise how HEAVY their bike is compared to yours

15) You know how to change a tyre…

16) Mend a puncture…

17) …And adjust the back gears, better than anyone else you know

18) You spend a huge amount of time looking for (and talking about) different saddles

19) But knowing the pain of riding on a bad one, you’ve sworn you’ll never go back

20) Plus, buying good gear is important…

21) Cause it means that you can spend more time doing your favourite thing…

22) …Riding your bike!

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