The Bike Culture – can’t we all just get along?

I was recently on a local mountain biking website to get caught up on Interbike news and sensed a strong disgust for fixie riders in one of the articles I was reading. Freedom of speech, OK, but really … who cares what you ride! I admit, I don’t totally get why you’d want to ride a fixed gear bike with no brakes, I’m sure it’s less maintenance, but it just sounds too scary for me. But, I do have some friends who ride the track, and they’re power and bike handling skills transfer beautifully to the trails, they’re amazing riders!

Like skiers vs snowboarders, there have always been jabs and pokes between roadies, mountain bikers, bmxers and now fixies. In the end, all that should really matter is that people are out riding bikes and feel better for it.

H.G. Wells put it best “when I see an adult on a bicycle, I do not despair for the future of the human race”.

So remember, no matter what bike you ride, from a CCM to a Willier, to outsiders who don’t have bikes or understand the culture, we are all the same … we are all cyclists.

And, on a lighter note and for a smile and laugh on an otherwise dull Friday … MC Spandx is back in full form! Check out both videos as he spoofs off about the different bike cultures in the most fun and entertaining way.
View here for both videos: MC SpandX Hits The Trails!.

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One response to “The Bike Culture – can’t we all just get along?

  1. Here here!

    It’s like an instance of culture clash applied to the world of cycling (in this case where culture is defined by cycling discipline rather than geography.) We all love to think that our own culture is superior to others; but really, they’re just different.

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