Saturday, 4 July 2009
London fixie meet-up
If I ever have to be in London early for work I try to stop at my mate Andy's the night before. This time we heard about some fixie cycle film preview thing and thought it might be worth checking out. Fixie bicycles really split opinion. Some people seem to take a dislike to the whole scene, but it's just a scene, people wanting to hang out, some are a bit too cool for school, but so what?
A few phone calls and Ben rode two hours from his temporary home in Suffolk (after literally popping out for a pint of milk). Jake rode over on his BMW. Fordy called Grant, and Mr Death Spray Custom said he'd come too. In the end we bought some cans and stood outside, not even bothering to watch the film. We stayed long enough to watch the impromptu stunt show (which was pretty crappy until someone crashed into a table of chardonay sippers outside the snooty Italian restaurant).
Mr DSC explained the ins and outs of fixies to us while people slobbered over the former track bike he'd ridden 12 miles to meet us.
This fella was the Sideburn style icon. He had 12-speeds and a chinstrap beard.
Then we went for the worst curry Brick Lane had to offer. I'd drunk enough by then that I didn't even notice.