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raash ri-dur


A cyclist who takes unnecessary risks on the road

Example usage: That cyclist was being a rash rider when he went through that red light.

Most used in: Urban areas with high levels of cycling traffic.

Most used by: Commuter cyclists who are often in close proximity to other cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 6/10

Also see: Cannonball, Hothead, Wildman, Roadie Rager,


What is a Rash Rider?

A rash rider is a cyclist who takes unnecessary risks while riding. This can include riding recklessly, riding too fast, or ignoring traffic signals and rules of the road. In some cases, it can also include cycling without wearing a helmet.

Cycling is a great way to get exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and reduce your carbon footprint. However, when cyclists take unnecessary risks, it can put them in danger and increase the risk of an accident.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 857 cyclists were killed in the United States in 2018. This is a 3% increase from the year before. In addition, 45,000 cyclists were injured in 2018, a 6% increase from 2017. The risks of cycling are real and can be serious.

Rash riding can be dangerous not only for the cyclist, but also for other cyclists and drivers on the road. It is important for cyclists to be aware of the risks and to ride responsibly. This includes following traffic laws, riding at a safe speed, and always wearing a helmet.


The Origin of the Term 'Rash Rider' in Cycling

The term 'rash rider' was first used over a century ago to refer to cyclists who took risks while on their rides. The term originated in the United States in the late 1800s, when cycling was a popular form of transportation and recreation. The term was used to describe cyclists who rode recklessly, often taking unnecessary risks on the road.

The term 'rash rider' was mentioned in several newspapers of the time, including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, and Boston Globe. The term was also used in books such as The Bicycle Book (1896) and The Autobiography of a Bicycle (1898).

The term 'rash rider' was also used in cycling clubs of the time. In 1895, the Cycling Magazine wrote about the dangers of rash riding, and how it was a problem among members of cycling clubs. The magazine warned cyclists to be careful and to avoid taking unnecessary risks on the road.

Today, the term 'rash rider' is still used to refer to cyclists who take risks on the road. It is a reminder that cyclists should always be careful and follow the rules of the road for their own safety.

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