The Worst Things About Being A Cyclist – You Know You’re A Cyclist When…
– [Narrator] The worst things about being
a cyclist. One of the most easily visible signs of a true hardcore cyclist
is those ridiculous tan lines. – [Matt] Hey Cy! – [Cy] Matt! – For many, they’re a strange badge of
honor. In fact, there are tales of some cyclists actually sunbathing with
kit on to get the lines just right. – Looking good. – Thanks. Cheers. Going into town. – Just how high do you shave? Just
above the shorts line? The pant line? Even further? It’s down to personal
choice, perhaps even influenced by your partner. But if you go for the shorts
line, be prepared to be ridiculed at the swimming bars or beach. Hamster pants
are just a little bit too niche. – Mmm, nice hamster pants. – Most of the time when out riding, we
don’t really think about the consequences of getting stranded, having run out of
inner tubes. But it’s quite feasible to get stuck miles and miles from anywhere,
without having any means of getting home, with not even a pair of suitable shoes
to walk in. This would only happen to a cyclist. – What are we going to do? Service? Mom? – The very best cyclists, the giants of
our sport, are fine physical specimens. Lean, fit, muscled… – Let’s see those guns. – Well no, not exactly.
Especially not the top half. – Whew, ouch. Eleven inches. – I’m not sure you’re measuring
the biggest bit. – No no, I am, Cy. ♪ [music] ♪ – Blowing up or getting the bonk. Not
pleasant, but it’s happened to us all at some time. Almost a right of passage, with
experiences varying from tunnel vision and hallucinations to out-of-body moments.
The one constant note, is the craving for food. You’ll simply do anything. – Come on mate. ♪ [music] ♪ – Yes! – You always need a new bike. I mean,
you don’t need a new bike, of course. One of the great things about cycling
is that you can enjoy it on any vaguely functioning bike. But yet, why do we
always crave the next lightest, stiffest, fastest, shiniest bike that comes our way?
It’s the curse of the cyclist. We just can’t help it. The colder the weather, the more
difficult this is, for chaps anyway. Trying to maneuver one’s delicates into
an efficient position over the top of bib shorts, requires dexterity and skill,
while spent doubled, teetering in cycling shoes at the side of the road.
What a sorry, sorry sight. – Cy? Can you give us a hand?
Yeah, I’m really struggling. – So there we go. Some of the worst things
about being a cyclist. But we want to know what you think are the worst things. Let
us know in the comments section down below and well, we’ll make another video. In the meantime, let’s celebrate
some of the best things shall we? Why not check out our iconic climb
up the Col de la Madone from last year? Or, see the top 10 best excuses
for getting dropped on a climb. But why not watch that now? Finally, before you go to either of those,
make sure you subscribe to GCN, because that’s definitely not one of
the worst things about being a cyclist. – Can you give us a hand? – No! He can’t! – Now I can’t find it. – Oh yeah, [inaudible 00:03:50] mate.
Here we go. – Oh yeah, there you go.