I get many hits from bike forums where a page on this blog is often linked to a topic under discussion. I am amazed at how many “Fixie” forums there are from all over the world.
This youth craze that appears to have started in the US has spread to all corners of the globe. (Does a globe have corners?)
I see fixie forums from countries as diverse as the US, UK, France, Germany, Sweden, Finland, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Israel.
I came across the above video from Dijon, France. And these “Shit fer Brains” riders really think they are mustard. (Pun intended.)
Riding at night without lights, they switch randomly from the street to the sidewalk as it suits them, weaving between pedestrians.
Blasting through red lights without so much as a cursory glance to the left or right.
One guy is shown using parked cars as an improvised slalom course, as he zig-zags from the inside to the outside of the line of cars.
My thought is this; what if there are passengers exiting or entering one of these parked cars from the passenger side as this lunatic comes zipping by?
This craze shows no sign of ending soon although it is bound to end sometime as all youth crazes do.