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Fixie Punks

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On Bicycle Fixation…

“Fixie punks love cycling, and they love it enough to integrate it with their daily lives. They ride nothing but what roadies deride as “junk miles”: not a heart rate monitor in sight, no sausage-casing of spandex outlining the genitals, not training for anything, but riding in the moment. Riding to work, to a bar or coffeehouse, to a concert, to a party, or just to ride. Wearing clothes that are recognizable as shirts and pants, or even skirts or dresses. I don’t think they need role models–I think they are role models. People who ride as part of their daily lives. Only an idiot would call those “junk miles.””

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Written by Captain Buckles

25 February, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Posted in Fix up look sharp

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  1. Ha! Having trained to ride proper for a while (for Tri), and making not much progress, my biggest improvements have come from riding my bodged heavy single speed bikes throughout this winter – no serious miles whatsoever, yet in my first race of the season the improvements were clear to see :)


    9 March, 2009 at 6:47 pm

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