Video: Fixie Riders Film Themselves Blowing Stop Signs
A local videographer has pushed this tribe even farther off the cycling reservation with a piece showing him and his pals "bombing" -- which means riding far slower than braked bikes can, yet failing to stop for cross traffic -- down Potrero Hill while running stop signs.
We ran across this appalling video, which shows fixie riders dodging cross traffic while running stop signs, on BikeSnobNYC. As usual, he's put words to our thoughts:
I'm not sure why you'd make a video like this and put it on the Internet unless your goal is to figuratively urinate on the graves of every cyclist who has ever been killed by a motor vehicle through no fault of his or her own.That aside, the video is the best demonstration I've seen of just how lame fixie riding is. Compare these guys scooting down Potrero Hill to real descending skills.
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