Thursday, July 01, 2004

Single Speed Bikes are Great... for Me to Poop On!

Single Speed Bikes are Great... for Me to Poop On!

I've had a flat tire on my bike for about 9 days now. Yes, my laziness surprises even me some times. So when I wanted to get over to Bob's last night to watch Shortcuts, which by the way is an extremely excellent movie, I decided to bother my excellent housemate, Josh.

"Hey Josh can I borrow your bike?"

Josh being a nice guy said, "Sure, be careful it's a single speed. Will you have it back tonight?"

"Yeah, no problem thanks"

If you're not familiar with what a Single Speed bike is check this shit out.

See how the gears are non-existent? Looks so simple and easy. Wrong.

I hopped on rode to St. Paul, no problem. When the bike is moving you have to keep peddling. Very tricky when you are going down a huge hill and constantly gaining speed and you try to slow down, it doesn't work. Or at least I'm too retarded to figure it out.

On my way back at about 1am I crashed the fuck out of the bike(yes I was sober). I couldn't stop, smashed into a curb, flipped over the bars, and managed to get schmucked in the head by the bike. Now I have road rash on my elbows, knees, shins, palms, and two nice gashes on my head. I'll try and get a picture of my head. It's pretty funny.

So to all you single speeders out there: Don't borrow me your bike

Mpls Indie


At 12:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

that's a fixed gear, my friend ;o) I know some fixed riders who don't even lock their bikes-- the bikes themselves impart their own justice upon any fool who would be so silly as to race away on one in an act of thievery, ha ha


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