Thursday, June 08, 2006

Fixed gear buffs will love this quote, from Henri Desgrange, the originator of the Tour de France. He's commenting on an race between a fixie and an early derailleur-equipped bicycle over a hilly course. The fixie lost.

"I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailleur? We are getting soft. Come on, fellows. Let's say that the test was a fine demonstration--for our grandparents! As for me, give me a fixed gear!"
From: BC Randonneurs

2455km so far this year.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Just before his chain snapped lol