I turned onto Milwaukee the other day and in my rear view mirror there was a biker, riding with no hands. I came to a stoplight and hugged the left side of the road, which I'm in the habit of doing. All of a sudden he comes up on the side and crashes into the corner of the car in front of me, also stopped. He was okay and proceeded to (try to) ride on, but the driver was not having it. She maneuvered her car to the right, put it in park, got out and went postal on him. He claims he hit a bump, but I wonder if he was still riding with no hands at that point. I was blocked in, so I got to see it all happen and will admit, I was chuckling at the irony.
Has anyone else seen this happen?
the typical handlebars on the hipster fixies (super short) look extremely uncomfortable for riding. It causes the elbows to be hyper extended, eventually leading to numbness (squishing the nerves, basically). i understand the reason why they would try riding with no hands, basically, to avoid the numbness. the things one sacrifices to look 'cool', or they're simply unaware. if i were to build a fixed gear bike, i'd install cruiser-style handlebars. what's wrong with comfort? too dorky?
"Look, Mom - no hands!" can oh-so-quickly become, "Look, Mom - no teeth!"
Was he wearing a winter hat? He might have had heat exhaustion.
Adam "Cezar" Jenkins said:
I've seen way too many hipsters riding no handed lately.