As a car-free Chicago cyclist, I make the following statements:
Loud lightning- smart urban cyclists should closely resemble Christmas trees, as far as lights go Pedal clips- clipping your feet to your pedals is dangerous in the city
PBR- the hipster crowd has already claimed PBR. Cyclists will need to find a different signature beer. I bet Schlitz is unclaimed. Make mine a Diet Pepsi, thank you.
wait wait, a beer conversation?! this i have to get in on.
i have long held that PBR is the best of your shitty-beer options. (please keep in mind that i am of german heritage, and PBR is, without a doubt, a shitty beer.) that watered-down brew, however, can be damn near perfect after a ride when you need to rehydrate and have some carbs join the party, too.
i am dismissing the question of what a real cyclist is (or what he should be drinking) because placing people into acceptable boundaries of behavior is unproductive at best and stifling at worst. i can't imagine myself ingesting those goo packets that many cyclists train and race with, but that doesn't mean i'm any less of a cyclist than they are--just different.
besides, that nosy prick at your neighboring bar stool is a bit behind the times. the really hip urban cyclists have long ago given up PBR for Malort. (for the record, i do not recommend that anyone ever drink Malort.)