Ok, obviously not really, but they might as well have judging by today’s reaction to the article which appeared in the Sunday paper. The users of London FGSS offer their reasoned opinion and Moving Target critiques here. ACF members offer a more subdued response.
In my opinion its all quite funny, I’m already looking forward to the summer and when the Evening Standard catches on.
On the other hand, this is a work of art….
UPDATE: Dave Moulton has a piece on his blog in reaction to the story and coverage of it on the net. I’m never sure about why people are so bothered about fixed/gear/wheel whatever terminology you want. I’d rather just get on with it…
Published December 6, 2007
Alleycats , News
Tags: fixed gear, hats, MASH, polo, race, smeear
And its the first time I can remember that polo hasn’t really happened. Last Sunday a bunch of people showed up at different times but there was no play. Possibly because mallet numbers are down after a bunch of breakages (get making people!) or perhaps because of the night before? Either way this Saturday everyone will be there, hopefully with some new mallets.
Last Saturday night as the MASH London première at the London FGSS headquarters just off Brick Lane. I only managed to pop in for about half the film and then had to rush off, but for what it was, it was good. Check out other people’s reactions here.
Other people’s photos here and here.
More news on the efforts to help out Ryan – while some people have asked whether the tshirts are lacking in taste – they have been selling like hot cakes and a fair bit of cash has been raised for him. You can now order the t-shirts online but for those of you in London why not pop down to the John Snow this Friday (7th) for the Italian Job Alleycat, all proceeds from go to the Ryan fund again and no doubt it will be lots of fun – 8:30pm.
While we are on the subject of buying stuff you will be glad to know you can now purchase Smeear’s fine hattish goods in Cavendish Cycles – 136-138 New Cavendish Street W1W 6YD.
Last Sunday’s polo was wonderful, despite the onslaught of cold winter there was a great turnout – see it in Robb’s photos.
Yorgo just came back from Tokyo and brought this with him…
The basic idea is that – Pista + Sumo = PISUMO:
- you create a big circle of riders holding their bikes (6-7 meters wide)
- then 2 riders at each time get into the circle
- 3 laps in one direction, then START!
- from then it’s like footdown (whoever touches the ground first loses), but with only 2 people.
- you make sumo noises
- If you exit the circle you’re out
See Robb’s photos again for an idea of what it looks like on Brick Lane or watch this…
Anyway see on Sunday and I hear there is going to be a barbecue so bring food to grill!