What is it with London’s fixie-riding cyclists? I have three theories:
- Riding a brakeless fixie in London traffic is an evolutionary cul de sac. Once you get in, extinction is the only way out.
- Riding a brakeless fixie in London traffic is only something that the deranged would seriously consider as a transport choice. We’ve seen an increase in brakeless fixie riders as part of the fall out of care in the community, untreated PTSD, and the general rolling back of mental health care in the UK.
- Riding a brakeless fixie in London traffic is the result of something similar to the toxoplasma parasite in rats. Normal cyclists get bitten by an infected motorist, and then develop crazy suicidal tendencies. The parasite’s transmission vector is via blood-splatter in the issuing carnage.
Yep - biologist spend years studying moths that turn from black to white, or the curious mutations of fruit flies, only to prove that insect DNA seems rather unstable. If they really wanted to prove evolution is more than just a theory (and therefore so much more believable than those other not-referenced-in-the-bible theories like “gravity”), all they’d have to do is watch London cyclists for a few weeks.