Other riders who see this outburst – especially those with derailleurs – might conclude you’re just an angry person. And they’re partially right. But take that same person and put them on a geared bike for a couple rides. Suddenly the rage-induced outbursts are quelled, thanks to the ability to shift into an easy gear and casually spin a section you would otherwise be donkey punching ten ways to Sunday.
Photo: Of course there is a time and place for reflection, off the bike.
Whether you consider a singlespeeder angry or passionate, it takes a special kind of idiot to voluntarily endure the type of pain and suffering that comes with riding only one gear. So perhaps the most fitting title for this is “Singlespeeds are for Idiots”. Based on my consistent lack of good judgment when making a decision, I’d say that’s about right.
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Video: On one unfortunate day, Kurt and Brock channeled their anger, passion and idiocy and made a rap video
Details on this video project and lyrics are HERE.