Don’t discuss bloomers with every man you know.

The way women ride bikes has changed quite a bit over the past century - who rides, where we ride, what we wear when we ride, and so on. So this list of bicycle etiquette - The Don'ts from 1895 makes me kinda smirk.

With tips such as "Don’t cultivate a bicycle face," and "Don’t criticize people’s legs,” I am not quite sure what a female cyclist would have made of this list of Don'ts even back in the day.

Other choice tips:

Don’t faint on the road.

Don’t try to ride in your brother’s clothes “to see how it feels.”

Don’t let your golden hair be hanging down your back. (wonder what Cycle Chic makes of that tip)

Thanks to brain pickings for sharing!

And by all means, Don’t imagine everybody is looking at you.

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