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Friday, April 19, 2024

What the bike you ride says about you

Bicycle <3


By CARMEL RAVIV — craviv@ucdavis.edu


Transportation via bicycle is extremely popular at UC Davis. Almost too popular, if you ask me. After years of observation and careful research, I have deduced that you can tell a lot about a person by what kind of bike they ride. Here are my findings.


The yellow Walmart bike

You have never ridden a bike before coming to Davis. You have trouble finding your bike because a third of this school has this exact model.


A bike with two or more locks

Why do you think you are so important?


Electric scooter



The bike with really thin wheels

You probably signal when you turn in a bike circle. 


A bike that’s too small for you

You stole this.


A rusty old bike from your garage

You’re here for a good time, not a long time. And your bike probably got stolen this year by the person above.


A bike with a basket, phone holder, fenders, front light and back light

You would not survive in the wild.


A bike you put tape on yourself to make it look cheaper

You think you’re so cool, huh? You think you’re so tough? Oh yeah, you’re so smart — no, you’re not.


An expensive racing bike

The craziest party you went to this year was when the cycling team drank beer at Pizza and Pints. The only person you take back to your room is your $2,000 bike.


An electric bike



Any bike but you’re wearing a helmet

You’re a professor.


A car

Do you want to be friends with me?


A Trader Joe’s shopping cart

You’re drunk.



You know you want a bike. Conform. Conform. Conform. Conform.


Written by: Carmel Raviv — craviv@ucdavis.edu


Disclaimer: (This article is humor and/or satire, and its content is purely fictional. The story and the names of “sources” are fictionalized.)