Fixed Gear Bike Riders Have a Tough Time On Hilly Haight Street
Some fixed gear bike riders have it tough because they don’t have brakes on their bikes. So when they have to stop on the bottom of an incline they need to skid their rear tires. This leaves a loooong skid mark on the pavement, as you can see.
Take a look at this awesome video here to get the idea. Some rydahs run into trouble though - like Tony here, who was “surprised” to encounter a bus, at a bus stop, on a bus route, in Manhattan.
Let’s be careful out there:
“The EMT said if it wasn’t for my dreads, I would have had a massive concussion“
We’ll close with Morrissey’s thoughts on the matter:
“No brakes, I don’t mind.”
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