Top 10 Cycling Rules To Break!

Top 10 Cycling Rules To Break!

– [Matt] Let’s face it, rules are there to
be broken and our beloved sport of cycling is no exception at all. And we’re not
talking about UCR regulations here, more the unwritten rules that, on
occasion, actually need to be broken so we can all spread our own
individual cycling wings. Top 10 cycling rules to break! Sock-shoe combination. A few years back,
you’d have been hauled before the court by your bib shorts if you’d have had the
audacity to venture out in anything but traditional black shoes, white socks
combo. – [Si] Yeah. Now, though, almost any shoe-
sock combination seems to be acceptable. There’s even gray socks in the pro
peloton. I’m loving those, that length. Perfect. – Yeah, I hold them up like
permanently tensing my calf muscles. – Wearing leg warmers without arm warmers
on. This may seem a little odd to you, and in fact, it does to us too, hence it
being in this list. Do the right thing and ignore this frankly peculiar rule. – [Dan] You all right? – No, my legs are fine, it’s just that my
arms are getting a bit warm. It’s just what I’ve always done, mate. – I know you’ve always done it because I
noticed in that Bertie video where he dropped you, you had this combo going on.
Didn’t help you then, did it? – Wearing pro team kit. Another unwritten rule that we’re happy to
see screwed up and tossed into the recycling bin is this, that you can’t
wear pro kit unless you’re a pro. Well, stuff that. If you’re a fan of the
sport and want to support your favorite rider or team, then why not? – Yeah. Although we do have one
caveat. We draw the line at wearing the kit of national or indeed world
champions. Just respect the stripes. Oh. Well actually, it’s just up to you. – Tools and tubes should be stored in
pockets. – Whoa, hold on a minute. There are
options. Saddlebags these days can be really discreet, tucking themselves very
neatly and aerodynamically beneath your seat so as not to disturb your bike’s
wonderful aesthetic. You pop your tools and your tubes in there to keep your
pockets bulk-free and comfortable. So, we will take that rule
and we will put it in the trash. – No unplanned cafe stops. Hey, new cafe! – Hey, check it out. That looks
all right, doesn’t it? – Can we stop here? – Let’s do it. – So when faced with the quandary of “do
we or don’t we,” apply this test. “Will I ever get the chance again?”
If no, give in and enjoy. – Whose round is it? – Uh, I think it might be yours again, Si,
to be honest with you. – Four rounds on the truck? – But we set the limit at
five stops per ride. Shorts should always be black. To be so
ingrained as to arbitrarily ignore the option of even trying other colors we
find rather unhealthy. So we say, give colors a chance, but approach with
caution. FDJ, AG2R, and Cervelo test team kit designers, please take note. Stick to your training plan. Look, we’re
not telling you to throw your plan completely out the window and dispense
with it altogether, of course. If you really are tired, dial down the
intensity and take a day off, or up for the cafe over intervals.
Don’t be a slave to the plan. You have to eat energy products. I’ll tell you what, Si, it must be nearly
lunch time. I’m absolutely starving, I’ve not got any food. Gels, bars, and energy products are all
well and good, and certainly have their place…
– I’ve got baguettes for us. – I…thanks very much, that’s fantastic! Simply pack your pockets with stuff you
like: your favorite sandwich, some homemade fruit cake, even pizza! Your
pockets are your oyster. Ride naked. No, not that naked. Have we been here before?
I think we’re lost. Once in a while, why not turn off your
generic cycle computer? It’s liberating. A voyage of discovery dictated only by how
far you’re willing to push your personal envelope of natural instinctive
inquisitiveness. No Tour de France viewing when working. The Tour de France only comes around once
a year, albeit 21 days a year, once a year. Anyway, because of its
relative rarity, we think that bosses in general should be far more generous when
it comes to our Tour de France viewing pleasure.
Eh, Dan? – Sorry? Sorry, man. I was watching the
Tour. Cracking stage. Have we…let’s crack on with the end of
the video anyway. – I’ve done it. That was it. That was the
last one. You missed it because you were watching the Tour. – Oh. Sorry, mate. We’ve got loads more
great top 10s for you on the channel, some of them from a few years ago but real
gems. So if you click just up there, we’ve got our top 10 things not to eat on
a bike and just down there we’ve got top 10 things not to wear on a bike. – Well, if you want to subscribe to GCN,
you might as well click on the Tour de France because that’s what Dan is pretty
much focused on anyway. Cheers, Dan.


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