Track Bike Soccer

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Awesome. Via Urban Velo


Fixed Gear Freestyle on Toronto’s Streets

Toronto has world-renowned skateboarding, BMX and rollerblading scenes, so it was only a matter of time before fixed gear riders started making waves.

Photo via John Hargraft

Fixie Tricks in Cabbagetown, Toronto

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Check out that full sleeve tattoo…. committed!

It’s Your Ride

I’m at odds over fixie culture. Sure, it’s great that bicycles are receiving so much attention from young trend setters (or followers, be that as it may). But, laying a big skid mark isn’t really a “trick” or “cool.” Maybe, when I was 5, sure, skids were cool. But now, when I know that skid just significantly reduced the lifespan of a $50 or more tire… well, waste isn’t “cool” in my books.

And, when it comes to racing through traffic and ignoring all rules of the road… give me a break. As someone who has been involved in “extreme” sports for more than 15 years, I can tell you that if what you’re doing poses major risks to people who are not involved with you… then your behaviour is simply reckless and irresponsible. I may have put my life on the line for a stunt or two and been kicked out of more spaces than I can remember, but not once was anyone other than myself at risk of serious injury. When you blow between cars and act like the road is your own personal obstacle course this isn’t “sport,” it’s foolish.

That said, this commercial for Hutchinson tires is really pretty:

It’s Your Ride from Cinecycle on Vimeo.

Hell Track

Hell Track from jose o on Vimeo.

Photos and story at Skitch

Field and Stream creates the Canadian Hipster Fixie

A little while ago, I joked about creating a buffalo plaid helmet cover to “Canadianize” the NYC Helmet.

And now, Field and Stream has taken it a step further and put together a buffalo plaid fixed-gear bicycle.
Now if someone could get me a buffalo plaid jersey…

Found on BikeBlogNYC