The email cometh

One in from my man Chris. He just can’t get enough love outta the fixie contingent in Arizona.

From: Chris
Subject: is it possible to jump a shark with a fixed gear?…fixed-gear-fanaticism-rolls-into-the-phx

Before I take a bunch of shit from kids half my age – I own three fixed gear bikes. I’ve had one in my stable for nearly a decade. I like them. I ride them. I’ve run ’em brakeless, with a front brake and with two brakes. Never pulled off three brakes, but not for lack of trying.

Ok, I’m done. Read the piece. Post comments on how I’m a dick. Chris is still harder than you.

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About big jonny

The man, the legend. The guy who started it all back in the Year of Our Lord Beer, 2000, with a couple of pages worth of idiotic ranting hardcoded on some random porn site that would host anything you uploaded, a book called HTML for Dummies (which was completely appropriate), a bad attitude (which hasn’t much changed), and a Dell desktop running Win95 with 64 mgs of ram and a six gig hard drive. Those were the days. Then he went to law school. Go figure. Flagstaff, Arizona, USA

11 thoughts on “The email cometh

  1. Fixies jumped the shark a year or two ago here in Portland. Some of the most fun you can have on a bike is when you are coasting. I guess these folks are ultimately afraid of going too fast.

  2. i figure i might as well pass that one along, i get back from the Tour and that is in my e-mail. i cant wait for the retards to talk shit. I also own fixies, love the shit out of them. i just find the trend humorous. nothing more, nothing less

  3. “There’s a learning curve to it all, which is why novices sometimes use hand brakes.”

    Novices = people who aren’t complete morons

  4. Went to the Kill Mill a while back. Those kids would love to come up for a ride (or alley cat or whatever the fuck) in Flagstaff. I say we show em lil bit of the hills and altitude…

  5. “Chris is still harder than you.”
    I will have to take your word for that. But being harder than me isnt saying much.

    I do feel bad that the collective community of local riders was only able to muster the New Times as their proverbial “shark”. A free publication available at Circle K’s and the local liquor stores that is so choked with advertising that its hard to sort out the articles from the topless bars and stereo shops, seems a bit anti-climatic to warrant a Fonzie comparison.

    “Before I take a bunch of shit from kids half my age…”
    Three sources in the articles ages are: 35, 37, and 34.
    I’m one of them, but i dont dish out shit.
    Are you in your late seventies? :)

  6. What if you took your track bike, lowered the seat six inches and pointed the nose of the saddle up 30 degrees… that would be SO sick.


  7. John, I remember the days of going around the mountain with the Domenic’s group on a fixie. Lets see these clowns wearing their girl pants do that. The adult trike revolution is next, mark my words!!