Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Looking for my lung on Green Mountain or flowing the trails at Port Gamble
Bikes: Cannondale(x3). Synapse, cyclocross and 29er Scalpel
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Another damn rude fixie rider
So I'm leaving work the other day. Have a 4-way stop by the parking garage. Fixie rider comes blasting down the hill, blows the stop sign and damn near runs me over as I'm in the intersection. He was at least 50 yards away when I stepped into street. He never even turned his head to see if any cars were around at any of the stop signs or street. I yelled at him that was a stop sign and all us riders pay the price when people do that. He didn't even pause and kept going.
Granted, I don't get the whole trend of riding in skinny jeans on an uncomfortable day-glo bike with 12" wide handlebars with no helmet as you rush to drink your PBR, but I really don't get why a disproportionate number of fixie riders have zero regard for anyone or anything other than themselves. Can a Foo explain that? I mean really.....
I would have gone to the fixie forum, but of course I would be in the wrong for wearing a helment, following laws, etc. And of course for having a higher than minimum wage job, drinking beer that actually tastes good and wearing clothes that fit.