June 6th 2012 - Written by: Kelsy

Ditch Your Car: Fixie Don’t Stop; Fixie Don’t Care

Fortunately, we live in a world where everyday people with brilliant minds can create hilarious works of art by way of posting something — a video, a written blurb, a photo — via the good ol’ internet.

One such mind, someone from San Luis Obispo, California, created an ad on CraigsList titled: Failed hispter – fixie must go, and it goes like this:

I tried so hard. I dated a girl from Portland. I criticized cheese. I applied the term artisanal to every inanimate object that went in or on my body. I burned and singed my forearms just to make it look like I was going to culinary school. I grew Carol Brady hair. I got itchy from the finest flannel and I cut off circulation from the waist down with jeans that made my ass look like an elevator button.

… And I rode a fixie.


December 8th 2010 - Written by: Kelsy

Good Idea vs. Bad Idea: Hill-Bombing on a Fixed Gear

Potrero Hill Bombing from Lester Lyons-Hookham on Vimeo.

Every Wednesday on Ditch Your Car we’ll be bringing you just another reason to spend more time on two wheels. Be it a photo, a statistic or an inspirational video, we want to keep reminding you about why riding is great!

Sometimes you just need a good fixie video to spice up your Wednesday. Hill-bombing on a fixed gear: good idea or bad idea? Discuss below!

Thanks to the Bike Snob NYC for finding!


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