Kim asked a very good question recently: “Why is it suddenly okay to do things on the bike that you wouldn’t do elsewhere? Nose blowing over the road (or an unlucky rider behind) being one that quickly comes to mind.”
Think about it. Flying snot rockets. Spitting on the pavement. Running red lights. Taking roundabouts in the wrong direction. Even littering. For many cyclists, things we’d never normally dream of doing in public often become far more acceptable as soon as we throw a leg over our bikes. It’s as if the flow of endorphins causes reality to get parked when we’re out riding. Now, I know not everyone does these things. But many do. Be honest. How many have you been guilty of at one time or another?