Outside Holland, bikes were classified as cars and forced onto the road instead of the footpath, which frightened off all but the most suicidal bike riders. And suicidal cyclists have been allowed to define the image of cycling ever since. To the suicidal cyclist, the
track bike fixie is an emblem of fearlessness and defiance, even in death. And now those suicidal spokesmen for cycling are playing God, sending their sons to die for their cause. No, I do not think kids’ fixies are cute.