16 Struggles Only A Commuter Cyclist Will Understand

6) Someone at work is taking up three spots on the bike rack with their beach cruiser

Source: Giphy

Three spots? Really?

Oh it’s fine, I’ll just lock up my carbon road bike in that dark alley across the street.

No problem…


7) People parking their cars in the bike lane…

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Oh you had an important errand to run? Totally legitimate, no problem.

We’ll just dart out into traffic, or ride on the sidewalk.

No big deal.


8) And of course, commercial vehicles in the bike lane

Source: Casey Neistat via Imgur

Casey Neistat has an epic and hilarious video about the rampant blocking of bike lanes in New York City.

He’s clearly willing to put his body on the line to make a point.


9) Sometimes it’s a tad on the windy side…

Source: Giphy

Nothing like gale-force winds to put a crimp in your style.

Looks like the commute’s gonna take a bit longer than usual today…


10) Sometimes there’s a bit of unexpected rain

Source: Giphy

Well I’m soaked. Good thing it’s casual Friday.

Maybe I should just call in sick today?

Will Henry

Will Henry

Having built and repaired bikes for the last 4 years — in both a professional and a hobby capacity — Will is enthusiastic about cycling in all its forms, but particularly fixies and urban bikes. Living in beautiful Vancouver BC, Will gets out and cycles whenever he can. Current ride: a Norco XFR. You can check out Will Henry's Google+ profile here.

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