I use to think that spandie boys in their team kits, matching bikes, and shaved legs were the hottest things around. I'll admit I still really like the shaved leg thing but these fixie boys are something else. No attitude and so many fun times. Their epic rides in the middle of the night in street clothes with beers as hydration just can't be beat. I thought i had good bike handling skills after years of riding on the road and track but never imagined what these fixies could do. No handed track stands and skids.... how can you not get turned on by that? Everyone knows gear inches and has pimped out their bikes in one way or another.
Whether with malicious intent, or as a result of the acceptance of cultural misconceptions, it seems Microsoft, the software giant, has chose to finance an ad campaign against cyclists! While the campaign is not an overt attack against cyclists, it is just a distasteful, coming in the form of a subversive attack against people who choose to be self-propelled. An ad campaign that painfully buys into the accepted myths of North American society, namely that cyclists are second class citizens.
Wanna make some changes in the Vancouver area? Well read away:
Very interesting article about how they come up with velodrome designs...
Some great quotes in it as well...
"Football is considered a great game. And kicking, passing, catching, blocking are all part of the game. If football was like track cycling they would line up the quarterbacks and award a medal to who could throw the best (like sprinters) and then line up the kickers and give an award to kicker who kicked the farthest (like pursuiters) and then line up the runners and blockers and give an award to the best (like a team pursuit).
Halloween is, hands down, the best holiday of the year.
And lucky us, Halloween falls on a tuesday this year - which means we can milk it for all its worth, extending the 'weekend' before about as far as we can to dress all silly like and have a good time. Now all of y'all have got great costume parties to attend on friday/saturday/sunday (maybe even monday) no doubt, and halloween + bikes have already come together to collaborate on such delicious events this coming weekend as Critical Mass, the OCB halloween party, and the Devil's Night Alley Cat race. Now all you lovely & bikesexual folk can add one more costumed crusade to the list - the Midnight MassQuerade.
is it possible to link up FG groups via RSS feeds so as to broadcast things posted elsewhere? Eg, the Midnight Mass group feeding from the MM blog?
The times they are a changing. FG has undergone some major changes in order to hopefully spawn more of a community. If you want to find out what is up, well then you will have to "read more"