New York Post columnist Kyle Smith got hit by a cyclist back in 2007.
Now Smith has a lot of personal and very serious cycling issues to workout, and a few days ago he did so in his column by categorizing cyclist into three types of riders.
"Messengers of Mayhem. These are young, aggressively
fit men, often clad in futuristic outfits complete with face-obscuring
visors that make them look like Boba Fett.
* Szechuan Psychos. Working for tips and of
questionable immigration status, they serve in the mechanized infantry
of General Tso' s army.
and of course:
* Lance-a-Louts. You can tell by their
high-performance bikes, their high-performance yellow-spandex racing
jerseys, the high-performance dorkiness of their wee caps with precious
little upturned visors: These weekenders think they' re l' il Lance
Armstrongs as they pedal furiously down your street on the way to the
And what is making the fast so furious? Here' s a guess. The urologist
Dr. Irwin Goldstein once said, "There are only two kinds of male
cyclists - those who are impotent and those who will be impotent." Even
bike seats designed to be friendly to man-parts were linked to
impotence in a 2005 Journal of Sexual Science study. Guys, we know why
you love your bikes. All those gleaming titanium shafts."
So which one are you?
You can read Smiths entire column HERE along with the very entertaining comments---that is if you are not too busy making an urologist appointment.