I had to laugh today, I read a Tweet that contained a link to a 19th century health warning aimed at women who ride bikes. Women were warned about potentially contracting Bicycle Face if they started riding. Some say it was a way to try to prevent women from experiencing the freedom of two wheels, but maybe they were on to something afterall! Looking at some of my photos maybe there IS a bicycle face syndrome!:
I mean would you want your face to get stuck like this??
And shoot, it aint just me! Check these faces:
Editors note, normally I wouldn’t post an unflattering picture of anyone but me, and of course the guys I went to school with, but she is still be looked for after hitting and running another cyclist this year so I consider her fair game.
Actually, I think the medical experts in the late 1800s are a bit off. I think these reflect Bicycle face MUCH better!
However, without a doubt. If I was asked to pick the perfect example of bicycle face, this it the one!
There is no bigger smile or happier person than a kidlet on the bike for the first time. And there’s a secret non riders will never understand. Every time we cyclists saddle up, that little kid in us is right underneath the surface. urging us to go faster and farther and making us happy and smile.
Folks screw the warning! Go in search of you bicycle face, you won’t be sorry!!