Thursday, May 22, 2008

More on single speeds

We have a story in Out There Friday on single speed mountain bikes. I wanted to include a few more photos from the day these locals beat me down on a super tough ride.



Is single speed mountain biking a weird cult? You decide, comment below.

6 comments:

Yeti said...

No doubt, single speeders are a cult. These uber-masochists are absolutely the pinnacle of mountain biking. I have an old stumpjumper hard tail that is in the works to becoming a 1x1 but I know at first I will be doing more pushing than riding. Yet I cannot wait to bring on the pain!

Mr. P.W. Herman said...

There's a lot of things about me that you don't know anything about. Things you wouldn't understand. Things you couldn't understand. Things you shouldn't understand. You don't want to get mixed up with a guy like me. I'm a loner. A rebel.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrzqBwuxHV8

Zen said...

LOL nice "weird cult" link. It's just something different to do. And I say why not? I've never actually owned a mtn bike with suspension. I still ride hard fork, hard tail. Why? Why not! Someday they'll call it "retro" and I'll sell my bike for a mint on Ebay. :0)

Anonymous said...

Smelly hippies the lot of 'em.

Freddie Mercury said...

You say black, I say white
You say bark, I say bite
You say shark, I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene

al said...

Whenever I'm running downhill, I cheer the guys running uphill (if I'm running uphill, I don't have the energy to cheer anybody). Single-speed bikers, I'll cheer 'em both ways. That's awesome. BTW, I saw a guy ride a 36" unicycle in the Buena Vista Bike Fest last weekend. You can bet he's in good shape. Guys (or gals) who ride hard like that absolutely rock.