Posts Tagged ‘london’
Been trying to ride my Koga bike but with the wind blowing like mad it’s been hard times. But today I had a chance to take out for a spin, enjoying the chilled ride into central. Love this frame need to make it more lighter on weight and have a low profile rims. What you guys think?
Looking outside now is making me miss summer so much, such a cold dull day with rain and wind all together. Riding today makes me wonder how was it like riding in shorts and tee shirt. So much layers on while riding your bike sucks, but you got to beat the elements that comes at you!
Yesterday I paid a visit to the 14 Bike co office, to say hello and see whats been happening. Also talking about the Bespoked Bicycle show, which I’ll be helping at the stand with them.
While I was in the office I came across Oscar’s old ESB, the influence of my frame colour, this frame had a lot of history on it and a lot of mad trick’s done!
Wanted to sit down at the back!
Good old London town.
It’s been exactly two years since I learnt to ride a bike outside the confines of a spinning class studio. That’s right – I’m ashamed to admit that I spent the first 21 years of my life completely oblivious to the soaking wet trousers and calloused hands that riding [in London] brings. Learning to ride a bike was intended to be just another futile New Year’s Resolution, but this one stuck, and it’s become an (un)healthy obsession.
When it came to choosing my first steed, I was only interested in the colour. But I soon realised I should buck up my attitudes towards buying a bike, because even though this was my first time, I was a couple of decades late – no plastic tricycles for me. So a friend introduced me to my bright pink (of course) Fuji Feather Track bike. Besides a few dodgy moments (90% of my Uni commute was along Euston Road), by mid-Jan I was totally getting into it.
By getting into it, I mean I was and still am completely hooked. There has been a direct correlation between catching this fixed gear bug and the decline of my girlie wardrobe; skirts have gone for good if I’m going to get from A to B for free. Even the colour pink seemed too unsettling for me so I began my first build, starting with a silver Vivalo frame. Thanks to my OCD, one Dura Ace seat post meant that all the other components had to follow suit. I was hungry for a month, but it was worth it… Still easily wowed by carbon, I put a Notorious 90 on the front. Although this isn’t what any NJS frame-makers had in mind for their classic creations, it did provoke me to take off the front brake sooner than I thought – it just looked weird on such a deep rim.
Although it’s a bit late in the season I am now saying goodbye to headwind troubles by swapping the 90mm carbon for an H+Son wheel to match the rear, returning the Viv to its more familiar form. But, I can’t quite let go fully of the Hip Hop Slavery so I am half way through my next build – a recently ‘Armourtexed’ frame in HHS sparkly red…
I didn’t know many riders when I first started out, so when Fixedgearlondon got in touch I was really keen to get to know the other FGL guys, (who are all awesome), to ride with them when I’m not at work and to meet others at FGL events such as the check-point races and sprints. I’m still keen to get more girls riding fixed – maybe that should be my New Year’s resolution for 2014? Now I know I can stick to them…
As my mate goes back to japan after being here for just 10month’s studying , wanted to show him one more time around London Town with some good mates and to get some BIG pizza at Mulberry pizza place! It was a cold day but had some fun on the road with these guys. Went by Brick lane to see the market stalls, went to the side of the river then to battersea then Nothing hill, ending up at Queens way for some pizza.
Norman Foster propose 220km elevated bike path in London, which will cost £220 million and this will be done in 2035 .
The bike lanes will be called ‘SKYCYCLE’ and will follow the same route as the trainlines around London, Network Rail and Transport for London are already backing the idea so who knows this could happen?
If you liked our last checkpoint race you’ll love this one we’ve got coming up, so get involved!
Fixed Gear London, Chrome, Knog & Continental present…
The ‘Ride’ sprint series.
Join us at the Leake Street graffiti tunnel by Waterloo on Friday December 13th for some skids, drinks & high-torque high-jinks.
Location: Leake Street Tunnel, SE1 7NN
(The race will be on location at the tunnel, more details to come)
For any more information please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
I’m sure everyone had an awesome summer, had some good ride’s. But now the bitter cold winter is near, don’t stop ridding just wear the right stuff it’s still awesome out there but just be careful on roads. Watch out for the slippery drains in the rain, also them puddle’s that hides the pot holes.
Have a nice day!
We was faced with some heavy rain on saturday, but that didn’t stop us from going to Herne Hill Velodrome to try and check out the event that was going on. But it was canceled due to the weather, going back to central was the fun part our leg’s and feet just got soaked, I just remember every time I pedal I just felt the squishy feeling in my sock’s. The wind didn’t help us at all, wet clothes plus wind equal cold body.
The power of Moses.
Today had a chilled ride with Boyce and few of his awesome mate’s. Their funny as hell, I’m going to say but I shall name them the Hitchin fixed guy’s I’m sure it’s just them that rides fixed along side with young Ryan. But these guy’s are the most genuine nicest people around and that loves being on their bikes. Thanks for today guys and hope you had a blast riding around London!