I’m a bike commuter. A cyclist.
First, my boyfriend and I go to the shop and asked for a bike fitting. The only female who worked there didn’t know how, but she went to get someone who did…who promptly turned to my boyfriend and asked what he needed. When I got his attention, getting any help from him was like pulling teeth.
I eventually ordered my bike online — a single-speed. Messenger bike style.
When discussing bicycles, I’ve had this conversation with at least five different people (all men!):
Him: Oh, so what kind of bike do you ride?
Me: A single-speed.
Him: Ohh, like a beach cruiser?
My boyfriend, who also rides a single-speed, has never been asked if his was a beach cruiser, but I guess ladies don’t ride messenger bikes.
Eva, Middle of the US