A good old group ride is great for the spirit – we love our riding buddies, be they male, female, faster or slower – it’s just great to get out with the guys and girls and enjoy some miles.
Though many of the male riding buddies we have the pleasure of rolling away the miles with are absolutely awesome to hang out with, some of them are prone to making the odd comment that just rubs us up the wrong way…
1) I’ve got a pass for the day
This one is such a common expression – and it’s so irritatingly rude! ‘Oh, yeah, the wife’s let me out for the morning’ is heard on a pretty regular basis, and it generally gives the impression that all women are handcuff-wielding prison guards with a severe dislike of all things two-wheeled.
2) I didn’t tell her how much it cost
The best example of this is real and genuine: “Oh, yeah, so-and-so bought a new bike and didn’t tell his wife. He just bought it in the same colour [black] and put a piece of tape over the logo.” No actual joke. Again, we wouldn’t like hearing that if the woman in question was one of our mates – and if she was we’d be advising her to go buy a new bike too!
3) My girlfriend/wife/etc will kill me if I shave my legs
Honestly, who are these controlling women we keep hearing about? If you want to shave your legs, shave your damn legs!