n. An aggressively rude or reckless cyclist.
Here, Simonetti is not some "Lycra lout," some "Lance wannabe," or any of the other epithets often hurled at cyclists. He's simply Joe. He's the guy who rides his bike to work.
As the Daily Telegraph's transport editor, I am only too aware of the horrific statistics of cycling casualties, and I share many of the feelings of readers about "Lycra louts".
Reckless cyclists who ride on pavements are to be hit with £20 on-the-spot fines, it was announced last night. The move follows demands for action against the 'Lycra louts' from police chiefs concerned over record numbers killed or injured by cyclists.
Still, when hard-impact cardiovascular exercise was in vogue I devised my own workout which never failed to, as the Lycra louts would put it, raise my heart rate to its training zone.