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If You Can’t Ride? Just Don’t Or Make An Effort To Learn?

May 24th, 2017

So, any and every skill demands specific training/experience? And I do mean any and every skill.

Depending on what level that you are aspiring to reach. For example: I do not know anything about “Bingolotto” and I have never played the particular game.

Yet, I’m quite confident that there are many persons that are actually playing this specific game. That I have no knowledge of whatsoever.

Data. set. collection. sort. output.

However, just because you may or may not be an adult does not automatically mean that you can do something or anything for that matter, like riding a bike? I quite convinced that I am of age, but I don’t know the first thing about parachuting or downhill skiing? And I accept that. However, I do know how to ride a bike.

“Vad? Måste jag lära mig något också? Men kan jag inte bara köpa det? Jag VILL ha en fixed-geared cykel en sådan som jag har sett på film en sådan de har i NYC? Vad menar du? Det kan ta flera år att lära sig (gatorna är lite rakare och NY är lite plattare)? Vad då? Jag betalar ju?”

Not wearing a helmet does not mean that you are immortal and are entitled to break every traffic rule ever written. And, no you are not entitled to run over walking people (or any other people for that matter).

No, you are simply not allowed to do that! Scary and crazy shit I witnessed in the city.

What is going on in Stockholm right now? It is simply ridiculous! I almost got run over five times (5) in less than an hour visiting the inner city. Fixed-geared morons that just literally can not stop (please get another type of bike ot learn how to ride, you may want to consider one with the two extra wheels on the side) and then some…

It is so typical Stockholm. Fixed-geared? You better know what the hell you are doing or… I personally really don’t understand the point of that on the street. Oh, yes, I know that the messengers in NYC use them, BUT Stockholm is not NYC though and I do not see any messengers around. All I see are…

No breaks? Really? If you are looking for speed? Why not go to the velodrome (yes, there is an actual word for it and guess it is from France) with banking and short handle bars, then fixed-gear makes sense. Otherwise? On Folkungagatan? Seriously? Running the red light? No, I do not think so.

It is “men jag vill, jag ska bara göra ” classic moronic behaviour. You almost ran me over and that makes you a f**ing moron. No more, no less.

Have you ever never in your life considered that ”skill” could be a factor? That you may actually need some knowledge for example how to actually ride a bike? You know in real life? Riding a bike without killing other people or for that matter killing yourself?

Why are you riding a fixed-geared bike if you can not handle it? Honestly? I did let the traffic through, looking left and right and you still almost killed me? Always wanting to do “it”, never understanding “it”, destroying “it” and repeating “it”?

Why do you (yes anyone sitting on a fixed-geared bike without control) keep comparing Stockholm with London, New York, Tokyo or Paris? It is just ridiculous… “The Capital of Scandinavia”, Stockholm really?

I am an avid fan of bikes, that’s really not the question. Anything can become a weapon in the hands of a not so talented individual. Running a red-light and then get aggravated because you almost hit an pedestrian? Please, get a fu**ing grip of yourself and of your riding. You need a lot more control not only of your riding, but more importantly you need to respect yourself.

Honestly? You lot are an embarassment not only to the nation, but to riders. If that is not a personal concern? Then at least respect other people.

CPH, what else?

Ride with pride.

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