So it’s that time when I say good bye to this year adventure. I haven’t been doing long big ride this year, just been riding to and from work. I had more down than up this year, one of them is getting hit by a car and damaging my 14R, still waiting for the insurance to get back to me. From that I’ve not been focusing on my bike and kinda laying low.
My first bike ride of this year (2014).
This year I’ve met some good people like Daisaku from Japan. For his last day in London, took him out for pizza at mulberry street. They’ve got some big pizza’s. We had a good laugh and good ride that day, showing him London for the last time.
Got a balance bike for my daughter and took her around battersea park, will it lead her on riding fixed bikes???
This year I’ve seen a lot of people not caring how they walk across the road or my best one is how they made the bike box for us people on bike but yet vehicles still use up the space. Yet if we don’t have helmet or lights even no breaks we get a telling off? The law is funny sometimes.
Who was the lucky ones that got the Scorpio tee designed by Moses? We didn’t make many so if you got on count yourself lucky.
London had an awesome summer, a real summer. It was good to see so many people on their bikes.
I saw more in Paris on Tour de France than when they came here?
I was kinda jealous of Rob when he rode to Paris this year…But for real he done well!
I’ve done this year Bikeathon to raise money for leukaemia blood cancer and made £250.
I’ve set up a bike ride for Johnny cupcakes guys and did a burger ride, going to dip and flip burger place. Turns out the road that day was busy and it felt like it was Monday morning!
A week later we’ve done a donuts ride going to Hounslow for Dunkin donuts and then went up north to Enfield for some Krispy Kreme, while we were there we did some mini games with dickies and FGL prizes.
While getting hit by car I went to the velodrome at Olympic park it was an awesome experience.
Uniqlo came to us to do some campaign for heat tech and so we did an event in Look mum no hands, with rollapaluza. Giving away lots of prizes that night and free heat tech clothes.
So this sums up my year! Let’s hope next year will be a good one and it will be our 10 years anniversary so keep ya eyes open of what will be happening!
Happy new year on behalf of Fixed gear London.
Today, I helped my mate Jody on a photo shoot by modelling his new cycling kit that will come out soon!
The jersey is comfy and the padding on the bib is awesome, the colour is on point and there is 3 different arm warmers colours to choose from. The jersey also comes in white. It’s always good to support small local business so please go and check it out. @lache.london
Back in October my wife got me a track session to the Lee Valley velodrome for my birthday present, so today I went to the track for the first time ever. I was scared and excited at the same time, the only thing I had on my mind was I hope I’ll stick to the corners and not slip!
It was funny hearing people say “ah, it feels funny riding a fixed bike, it will take some time to get use to it”. See I would say that when I’m on a free wheel bike. So the coach explained some rules and how to be safe on the track. This is the safest place to ride a bike, but that depends on how you ride on it!
After a few laps around the safe side of the track, we got onto the track itself. I didn’t hit the corners right way I wanted to see how it felt at the bottom, then each lap I started to go higher and faster till I felt right and natural. Going down the corner from that height gives you that ‘damn that was fast’ feeling.. It felt I was in a roller coaster ride. Got told off for over taking and not looking back, but I guess that’s the street side of me? Maybe or just having too much fun and forgetting there’s other people on the track.
It was a fun experience but I can’t see this for me on the long run, first I can’t ride as fast as I can, second I’m so use on having cars and other stuff in front of me and I like that feeling..
But I’m glad I did it!
Thanks Goldie for getting me this for my birthday.
We put up a Uniqlo Heattech pursuit roller race a few weeks ago (November 14th). Uniqlo gave away free Heattech vouchers all night as people were sprinting on rollers to beat the fastest time, male and female took part on this rollapaluza sprit.
The event took place at Look mum no hands in old street, it was a prefect place to host this as a lot of people knew the place very well. A lot of people came down after work and got the place crowed. It was fun to see everyone there chatting away while watching people go crazy on the rollers, lot of smiles and a hell lots of cheering that night.
The fastest guy that night was Atiba the was just under 20.05 seconds, the fastest girl was Nancy with 26.6 seconds. They both won some good stuff that night, winning some FGL tee’s and hella lots of continental goodies.
Photos by Moses
Stefano of TBTW sent this over and I’m stoked on it. Proper hillbombing and generally rambunctious riding makes for tense but enjoyable watching. These guys go hard! I like that guys over there have gone for the wide low riser bars too, looks cool and I’m sure it feels great riding track bikes with those wide fuckers on em. I’m into what they’re doing and the energy of it, check them out more on their facebook, insta and twitter