The following list of 41 don’ts for female cyclists was published in 1895 in the newspaper New York World by an author of unknown gender. Special thanks to Brainpickings.org for compiling the list!
Don’t be a fright.
Don’t faint on the road.
Don’t wear a man’s cap.
Don’t wear tight garters.
Don’t forget your toolbag
Don’t attempt a “century” [a 100-mile ride]
Don’t coast. It is dangerous.
Don’t boast of your long rides…. Read the rest