By Andrea Tetrault
Despite what some people may have you believe, nobody emerges from the womb knowing everything there is to know about road cycling. (The only exception is Mario Cipollini, who was born in a full sprint, wearing a leopard skinsuit.) We all had to learn somewhere—whether it be from a coach, riding companion or simply the school of hard knocks. Here’s a list to make your first forays into road cycling slightly less painful.
1. Thou shalt be on time and not leave thy ride buddies waiting.
2. Thou shalt not use aerobars on a group ride. Ever.
3. Thou shalt obey the rules of the road.
4. Thou shalt obey the rules of the ride.
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