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10 Reasons to Live with a Road Cyclist

By Adam Marsal

Women! This one’s for you! If you live with a cyclist you may find yourself complaining about muddy tire tracks ruining the carpets or all those bikes taking up precious attic space, but have you ever thought about all the great benefits of living with a cyclist? Here are 10 reasons why your life with a cyclist will be awesome.

1. You will eat healthy


Not only will he follow whatever trendy diet you’re on, he’ll probably keep a food diary for you as well! And when out for a romantic dinner, he’ll point out all the reasons why Team Sky extra-virgin olive oil is so much better than this rancid sludge.

2. You’ll get to enjoy him longer


On average, pro cyclists live 6.3 years longer than non-cyclists. As long as they don’t get hit by a bus, that is.

3. More beauty products for you


Cyclists are obsessed with shaving their legs (for improved wound care after a fall, or so they say). So if you’re ever short on razors, no worries, just grab some from his stash. Unless of course he’s already stealing from yours.

4. You can shape him, sort of


Cyclists are constantly setting goals for themselves. It’s up to you to set the right ones. For example, convince him that Stephen Roche developed his skills by cycling to the grocery store and coming back with the shopping every day.

5. More clothes to choose from


What with his lean ectomorph body, you can help yourself to his wardrobe anytime you want, including his collection of rainbow Lycra pants. Though if you’re willing to wear those, you don’t really need to be reading this list in the first place.

6. Plenty of “me” time


While he’s out getting his daily ride and tracking his kilometres on his app, you’ll have a plenty time for yourself. Or your friends. So you can do all that cultural stuff he has no interest in.

7. You’ll be the envy of your friends


Cyclists are straight-up hot. A recent study found that cyclists who excelled in the Tour de France were seen as more attractive than other athletes. Must be those legs. That or the washboard abs.

8. Better winter holidays


Forget playing in powder snow. Come wintertime you’re heading to the Canary Islands for some fun in the sun. Unless of course he wants to take that new Fatbike he bought to the South Pole.

9. You will have incredibly smart kids


According to a recent Mindlab survey, most people view cyclists as 13 percent more intelligent than the average person. Please don’t ask us why.

10. One day he’ll go to heaven


Cyclists are do-gooders. According to the same survey, cyclists are generally viewed as 10 percent more charitable than non-cyclists. So when his riding buddy needs to sell his lightweight wheels for 2 grand, he’ll be glad to buy them.