The latest report from Response, our Far East Correspondent:
Gear are for queers,
I guess I’m gay cause this single speed shit is hard to get used to again.
My local bike shop has no sense of humor. They hate their customers and they are fucks besides. So, I am standing there waiting for them to open at 11:00. At 11:05 boss man rolls up on a clapped out old white10 speed wearing weasel pants. He and his employee procede to outright ignore me for a half hour as they did their morning rituals of opening doors and rolling out displays and kids bikes. I can respect that they are running a business so I say nothing and wait patiently. Finally, after 45 minutes of being ignored (they were finished primping the displays), I push my way into the store and demand service. All I want is a wheel swap and my chain shortened. From his reaction you’d think I asked him to fuck his sister. He thought about it and frowned and then charged me $15 US (the same price as fucking his sister).
HK bike riding blows. Its a real shame because if there were bike lanes this place is small enough that you could ride anywhere in an easy 20 minutes . Of course of there were bike lanes, there would be two story tall buses and taxis blocking them all. Here they recently decided to extend some roads near the scenic beaches. When the proposal to add bike lanes to these new roads was suggested, the proposal was robustly shot down. Some bike hatin’ is going on!
Most people here walk everywhere, but they’re not good at walking! Narrow sidewalks full beyond bursting with gawking tourists, 1000 year old locals cruising at .02 mph, and everyone else talking on 2 phones at the same time while window shopping and meandering erratically, making walking anything but pleasurable or efficient.
I guess I just need to have a tall cup of “harden the fuck up” and try to ride my single speed without balls on my chin.