Working in town, College(ing) in town or just hanging around, you've inevitably had a near death experience either caused by a cyclist or while you were on your bike. Cyclists come in all shapes and sizes, here are the ones you'll see around town.
1. The Hipster
At number one were have the 'too cool for friends or gears.'
2. The Hip Commuter
The guy that bought a mountain bike/racer and rides to work with his suit in his bag.
3. The *cough * Fat Biker
Fair fucks to him for trying. He's probably trying to get healthy, but it ain't pretty.
4. The Pro
You've seen this guy. He takes riding to work too seriously and you'll often see him sprinting to catch a red like...
5. The Old Fart
This soft old man is another guy that deserves a shout out. The guy has socks longer than God's beard and you wonder how he's powering along the city streets.
6. The Rent-a-Cyclist
This person has rented one of those hideous city bikes and thinks he is the bees knees, whisking through traffic so he can get his Starbucks coffee two minutes before you.
7. The Road Rager
This guy thinks his word is the be all and end all and he's the loudest guy on the road.
8. The Courier
These guys are fucking mental. They race through traffic like they have a death wish. It's kinda scary to watch them work sometimes.
The guy with the old bike, rusty as the Titanic and rattles like a jar full of coins. If he's not on the road you'll find him in a café with an espresso.
10. The Butch Lady Cyclists
Big thighs and a confident style. They are there to get to work and nobody is going to stop them.
11. The Delicate Lady Cyclist
She's graceful and glides along the road like an ice dancer. Usually in a dress and with a pretty basket on the front carrying a baguette, she basically thinks she's Taylor Swift.
12.The Scared First Timer
Slow and steady, head up, helmet on and looking around. This poor newbie is on the Dublin city bike tour debut and is scared shitless of cars.
13. The Garda Cyclist
Ominous lads stand, arms folded and looking for trouble. They travel in groups of two and are fast. They have taken a class on bike handling and dodging pedestrians.
14. The Walker
This guy likes to take his bike out for walks and show them off around the city.
15. The Mother-Child Combo
This is a balancing act worthy of admiration. I'm sure sometimes they forget the kid is even there.
16. The Show Off
This guy is so irritating. Popping wheelies at traffic lights or riding down the street shouting "Look mom no hands!"
17. The F@ck All The Rules Guy
The dude that gives cyclists a bad name. Even other cyclists hate this guy.
18. The Business Man
The corporate man sooooooo busy he hasn't time to acknowledge other people's existence.
19. The Road Hog
Often found in the middle of the road. Most have never seen a cycle path because they don't want to.
20. The Strava Obsessed
Oh, the serious guys. They can't, don't and won't stop for anything or else they will mess up their Strava ride.
21. The Blind Cyclist
Clipping cars, bumping into other cyclists, hitting buses and crashing into traffic cones. This is the blind cyclist.
Look at that guy contemplating it. *sigh * eye roll.