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    Why isnt there a fixie scene in dallas?

    We suck too bad and im jealous of everyone else

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    people are too worried about tony romo's pinky to ride bikes

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    You just hav'nt found it yet.

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    cry about it
    i'll coast when i'm dead

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    I see more and more of them. Of course, I have been riding mine for a little bit now, too.

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    because its dallas

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    we should start meeting up

    get a little community goingggg

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    Dallas has been famous a Truck/Car/Freeway city since before my mom lived nearby. I'm thinking maybe its too hot to do anything other than sit in a car or an apartment with air conditioning? Heheh.

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    we need to outlaw the 5-letter F word on this site.

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    There isn't much of a FIXED GEAR community in dallas cause everyone drives a truck/suv/lifted-monstrosity-compensation-for-a-small-penis-mobiles! Even more drivers are out there now that some places are selling gas for $1.83 and dropping so people on bikes don't ride.

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    There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd
    have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.

    The first rule of flats is You don't talk about flats!

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    Fixie . . .aahhh ban the word already!

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    The fewer people on fixed gears means you are just THAT much more hip than everyone else!~!

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    Head over to the West End. Then get on the train and ride to HEB. That's where the REAL hipsters ride.

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    The other evening, I saw about a half dozen riders on fixed gear bikes near the Whole Foods on Greenville. I guess that is about as hip as you get for Dallas...

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    Ain't that funny? I left Bakersfield for 14 months to move to Reno. There is a scene there. Didn't even know of these scenes. When I got back to BAKO I saw fools riding around on Fixies, thinking WTF? Didn't see you fools before.

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    texas sucks =P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd
    have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.
    i think that's the heart of the matter. when i was in school we had a fixed "scene" in lubbock. it only consisted of maybe 10 of us, but the city is so small that we are all within a couple miles from each other. dallas is freakin HUUUUUGE, and much like houston (where i grew up) there really isn't much of a downtown concentration of residential areas (that aren't the ghetto). everyone lives on the outskirts, pushing us further and further apart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wearyourtruth View Post
    i think that's the heart of the matter. when i was in school we had a fixed "scene" in lubbock. it only consisted of maybe 10 of us, but the city is so small that we are all within a couple miles from each other. dallas is freakin HUUUUUGE, and much like houston (where i grew up) there really isn't much of a downtown concentration of residential areas (that aren't the ghetto). everyone lives on the outskirts, pushing us further and further apart.
    no sh-t you lived in lubbock?

    wow. I grew up there, and still have family there. I'm going back in december and thinking about taking my bike so I can see what it's like to ride in a place that's totally flat and a constant headwind.

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    yeah, I was raised in plano and I would definately say it's that there's just no one near eachother & it's a very car-centric culture. I just remember everybody having trucks and lifted cars when I lived there. I remeber back in high school there was this guy who had a loud speaker on his lifted truck and used to yell at people in the parking lot. silly. I was deffinately the only person at my school who rode a bike once we were old enough to drive. I loved my old GT performer <3. When I moved I had to sell it at a garage sale for $25 so I could have cash for the move. Sad. But unrelated. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by darrk View Post
    We suck too bad and im jealous of everyone else
    Because you havnt made it happen Go! start a revolution! (or at least get some of your freinds into riding FG ) Its a start
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetank View Post
    Fixie . . .aahhh ban the word already!
    The "Fixie" riders are the ones that made it up!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    A lot of the scene elsewhere is centered around an urban university. Have you tried scoping out the campus in Dallas?



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    Not pretentious enough?

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    Maybe if Neiman's starts carrying a designer hipster line...

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobartlemagne View Post
    There are enough of us for a "scene" but we all live so far from each other, we'd have to drive the bikes in to get together in a reasonable amount of time.
    Hey, the velodrome is only 27 miles from city center!

    Seriously, start throwing down a regular confab at W.R.L. (you can get there on the train) and see who prairie dogs. Establish a core, pick out a watering hole, hold an alleycat, Bob's your uncle.

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    "When man first set woman on two wheels with a pair of pedals, did he know, I wonder, that he had rent the veil of the harem in twain? A woman on a bicycle has all the world before her where to choose; she can go where she will, no man hindering." The Typewriter Girl, 1899.

    "Every so often a bird gets up and flies some place it's drawn to. I don't suppose it could tell you why, but it does it anyway." Ian Hibell, 1934-2008

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