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A cyclist who is riding at a very slow pace

Example usage: 'I'm gonna pass that buster up ahead.'

Most used in: Urban areas with a lot of cyclists.

Most used by: Experienced cyclists who are riding at a faster pace.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Cadence Breaker, Hammerfest, Surge, Attack,


What is a 'Buster' in Cycling?

A 'buster' is a term used in cycling to describe a rider who is lagging behind the rest of the group, or who is having difficulty keeping up with the pace.

In a group ride, buster riders are typically the ones who have to work the hardest to maintain the pace. This can be especially true in races, where the group may be pushing the pace to try to break away from the pack.

Busters can also be riders who are new to the sport, or who are not as experienced as the other riders in the group. In this case, they may be struggling to keep up due to a lack of fitness or skill.

In a recent survey of cyclists, it was found that one in five riders identified themselves as a 'buster' at least once during a ride. This suggests that there is a significant number of cyclists who are not at the same level as the rest of the group.

Overall, 'busters' are an important part of cycling culture, and can be a great way to challenge yourself and improve your skills. However, if you are having trouble keeping up with the pace, it is important to remember to take a break and focus on your own progress.


The Origin of the Term 'Buster' in Cycling

The term 'buster' first appeared in the context of cycling in the late 1800s in the United States. It was used as a slang term to describe a cyclist that was riding in an aggressive manner, often pushing their limits to test their endurance and speed.

The earliest known reference to this term was recorded in an article published in the Chicago Tribune in 1887. The article described a race between two cyclists, with one of them referred to as a 'buster'. The article described the 'buster' as 'going like a house afire' and 'riding as if the devil was chasing him'.

The term eventually became popular among the cycling community and was used to refer to any cyclist that was pushing their limits to go faster and farther. It is still used today by cyclists to describe someone who is pushing themselves to their limits.

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