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  • Little defensive there, huh? I'm not really taking the piss or nay-saying - I was just drawing attention to a girl who could kick all of your arses. That's all.

    Now, I might do a little nay-saying. 'Cause it's friday and I'm bored.

    I'm waaaay too fucking old for hanging around in carparks trying to perfect my mad skillz (yo). Last time I did anything like that I was on rollerblades and I was 11 ffs. Rollerblades were cool at the time. That's how fucking old I am. These days I'm more about trying to go fast and far on a bike. That's my fun.

    I also have doubts about the whole "this is a nascent sport, give it time" line of thinking. None of this is new - the bikes, the tricks, everything is co-opted - so I really doubt that the ceiling for this stuff is that far away. Maybe I'm wrong. Either way what I've seen so far is laughably unimpressive, awkward, inelegant and, worst of all, self-congratulating. Show it to someone who isn't immersed in "fixie culture" (shudder) for an impartial opinion on what this shit looks like to them. Un-fucking-impressive. BUt self absorbed enough to be of interest to marketeers - they know a usable fad when they see one.

    These videos (and man are there a lot of videos - does a bianchi pista come with a video camera and a vimeo account or something???) are like bad comedy - if you have to explain a joke, it's not funny. If you have to explain why a trick is impressive... it's not impressive.

    So... hit me with your best shot. Impress me. Show me something that will have me saying "you know what? That Danny Mc Askill guy ain't got shit on these hipsters... they'ze the ones with skillz (yo)".

    Nah not defensive at all, I've not actually gone to tricks yet so I can't do anything fully sick...

    "None of this is new - the bikes, the tricks, everything is co-opted - so I really doubt that the ceiling for this stuff is that far away" To be fair that's exactly the mentality that surfers had about skaters when that started... "they're just doing what we're doing on a different board... badly"

    Danny McAskill is obviously rockin' balls on his trial bike but put him on a Fixed and see what he's capable of... before you say if it's easier on a trial bike then why would you bother trying to do it on a fixed there are so many similar comparatives in sports that I'm not going to go into them but you know full well they're there...

    Finally... rollerblades were never cool Bro' you're kidding yourself on that one.. ;)

  • So, no impressive videos to show me? C'mon... hit me with your best shot.

    Because surfers where wrong about skate boarders, doesn't mean I am about fixed gear free stylers. The analogy is meh. And skate boarders didn't whine and moan, and demand that their incipient sport be given the benefit of the doubt, and that at some point down the line they would eventually become bad ass mofos. No, they just got good. Good enough that you could show a skate video to your granny and she'd be like "what the fuck (yo)? that shit is tight!". Fixters, on the other hand, seem a bit petulant and self-agrandising. Me no like that.

    As something to do to amuse yourself while drinking cans with your mates in a supermarket carpark it's cool with me - it's the aspiration to be taken for a culture, a sport, a fucking *movement *that I find a bit, well, giggle-worthy.

    I'm normally a nice guy on the internet, but for some reason I seem to have decided to be a contrary bastard on this forum - not sure why - might be because it's a bit of a love-in.

    Fair point on the rollerblades though. Again, I was 11. That can't emphasised enough.

  • Does anyone want to see you doing bar spins either?

    Well, me for one! But all in due time I guess!

    @niceonetom: I want to learn for me, not anyone else. If you don't like it then don't do it, simple as. There's no need to get so hung up on it.

    I used to love rollerblades when I was a kid too but you make it sound like 50 years ago, how old are you?

  • @niceonetom: I want to learn for me, not anyone else. If you don't like it then don't do it, simple as. There's no need to get so hung up on it.

    I used to love rollerblades when I was a kid too but you make it sound like 50 years ago, how old are you?

    I'm not hung up on it - I am, as I said, playing the role of contrary bastard. There's real lack of strongly held opinion around here, so I'm faking one for the good of the forum. Honestly, I make couple of posts that are more that a single line long and contain more than "yeah lol [in-joke]" and I'm 'hung up'? C'mon. That's a sad state of affairs for any internet forum.

    I have no problem with tricks. I hope you have no problem with a bit of harmless ribbing about it.

    I'm 29.

    Yes, that is too old for backwards circles. Even if it wasn't I'd be more interested in forward circles in Sundrive.

  • ^^^^^^^^^has ononelangster/mrniceguy/(cant remember the other alias) resorted to stirrin shit in the smaller social group forums or wha!!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5mxMOGLi­Rw

    Gearing is a little stupid but it is and can be done on street worthy gears.

  • ^^^^^^^^^has ononelangster/mrniceguy/(cant remember the other alias) resorted to stirrin shit in the smaller social group forums or wha!!

    In a word: no. This really is a controversy free zone isn't it? Homogeny please!!

    youtube spinning dude

    Ok, that's pretty cool. It really is as good as it gets though, init? And that video is a few years old now (I've seen it all over the place) and that somewhat undermines the whole it's-getting-better-and-better-reserve-y­our-judgement-for-a-later-date thing. Still, a good one. Fair play.

  • Seriously, the spin, does that come even remotely close to what girls are doing in bike acro?

    There is definitely value in learning some tricks and its fun if you're chilling with your home hipsters. It really is down to the congratulations, the videos, the magazines, the 'crews', that are just engaged in rampant mediocrity.

  • @niceonetom Ah cool, then go for it! I would like to try that track for a laugh but I haven't got around to it yet. Forward circles can be fun too I guess but too easy!

  • Anyway, is it only myself and possibly Toecutter tomorrow morning?
    I'll probably be there at about 11

    Edit: scratch that. It's raining.

  • Anyone up for tricks in Grand Canal Square today?

  • Whats this? No arrangements?

    I was sure this thread would be jumping since I saw so many fixie riding mad yokes buzzin down the direction of GCD/Hanover.

  • I'd like to go down I've just been a bit busy recently. Tomorrow morning anyone?

  • What time where you thinking?

  • About 10 perhaps?

  • I'll be heading to grand canal square in case anyone's interested

  • Rain again, shite.
    I'm still gonna head in though soon enough (just in case anyone who is interested is reading this)

  • Ok just back from Manchester, anyone up for trix tommorow?

    Btw Manchester velodrome is amazing.

  • You ride it?

  • Sunday morning anyone?

  • Come on slackers! You can deal with getting up for some fresh Sunday morning air can't you?

  • I am going away tomorrow sometime, but if I have time I will pop down, working all the time sucks and rules at the same time!

  • well i broke my arm on saturday. my lockring slipped while i was accelerating and turning and my handlebars jack-knifed and i went over the handlebars and broke my elbow....bummer. so i wont be out for the next 6-7 weeks unfortunately

  • Shit buzz.

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