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Why Do Cyclists Shave Their Legs?

Roadie: The Misunderstood World of a Bike Racer by Jamie Smith with illustrations by Jef Mallett

Once and for all, here’s the skinny about shaved legs, a major source of ridicule for male Roadies.

What’s with the Funny Shorts?

Why do bikers wear ugly jerseys? from Roadie by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallett

DUDE! Put away your junk! Why do cyclists wear those skintight, spandex shorts!?

What’s with the Funny Shirts?

Why do bikers wear ugly jerseys? from Roadie by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallett

Seriously, what is up with those ugly jerseys cyclists wear!?

How Many Bikes Does a Cyclist Really Need?

How many bikes does a cyclist need? from Roadie by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallett

The average Roadie owns eight bikes.

Why Do Cyclists Hate Riding Indoors?

The torture of indoor cycling from Roadie by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallett ROAD

Many Roadies call it torture. There are two basic designs: rollers and wind trainers. Neither one is fun to ride.

What Is a Criterium Race?

Roadie by Jamie Smith and Jef Mallett

Criterium racing is the most popular and most common format of bike racing in the U.S. Get your primer on how to watch them and how they are raced!

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