Field guide to the New York City Bicyclist

A cute slide show at the New York Times covers

  • The Noble Rider, who looks suspiciously like Pee Wee Herman;
  • The Fixed Gear Rider, who looks suspiciously like he sings the Lumberjack song;
  • The Vintage Bike Fashion Gal, who paid more for her clothes than she did for her bike; and
  • The Weekend Warrior, whose bike (a $13,000 Pinarello) costs more than my entire wardrobe.

They totally left out:

What other categories of cyclists are missing?

11 Comments

  • Tom
    October 13, 2008 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    Don't forget the Bearde- Pipe Smoking- Recumbent Geek.

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 13, 2008 - 4:58 pm | Permalink

    the ultimate creep bike thief by day, tweeker by nite-wait tweeker all day.

  • Tom
    October 13, 2008 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    Don't forget the Bearde- Pipe Smoking- Recumbent Geek.

  • m e l i g r o s a
    October 13, 2008 - 11:58 pm | Permalink

    the ultimate creep bike thief by day, tweeker by nite-wait tweeker all day.

  • Jennifer
    October 13, 2008 - 8:09 pm | Permalink

    The Environmental Crusader
    The Scrap-Metal Trader
    The Remorseful DUI Convict
    The Weekend Warrior Lite (the middle-aged couple riding around the forest preserve on their new hybrids)
    The Idealistic College Student
    The Impoverished Grad Student
    The Evangelical Recumbent Geek
    The Evangelical Folding Bike Geek
    The BMX Hooligan

  • Jennifer
    October 14, 2008 - 3:09 am | Permalink

    The Environmental CrusaderThe Scrap-Metal TraderThe Remorseful DUI ConvictThe Weekend Warrior Lite (the middle-aged couple riding around the forest preserve on their new hybrids)The Idealistic College StudentThe Impoverished Grad StudentThe Evangelical Recumbent GeekThe Evangelical Folding Bike GeekThe BMX Hooligan

  • Pete LaVerghetta
    October 14, 2008 - 10:56 am | Permalink

    The weekend warrior was on the Tour de Pink, I drove a sag wagon. She was riding her 'other' bike, a Seven. It must be nice to have money.

    It's a very NYC thing, though, 'no one else has this bike.'

    We're 'matchy tandem couple who goes to bike rallies.'

  • Pete LaVerghetta
    October 14, 2008 - 5:56 pm | Permalink

    The weekend warrior was on the Tour de Pink, I drove a sag wagon. She was riding her 'other' bike, a Seven. It must be nice to have money.It's a very NYC thing, though, 'no one else has this bike.' We're 'matchy tandem couple who goes to bike rallies.'

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 14, 2008 - 11:32 am | Permalink

    Heh, I like your additions. Good ones there!

    I can't believe I forgot to list Biker Fox: He's a category until himself.

  • Yokota Fritz
    October 14, 2008 - 6:32 pm | Permalink

    Heh, I like your additions. Good ones there!I can't believe I forgot to list Biker Fox: He's a category until himself.

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