The fact that for the last four years I have been riding a singlespeed 29er has, believe it or not, caused a bit of a stir. I'm sure other singlespeeders have encountered the usual light-hearted and generally good-natured banter about riding singlespeed, but this is not what I'm talking about.
While out riding with my children this morning, I was accosted by one of the sub-species who spotted me on my bike and passed the comment "Still haven't got enough money for gears" and proceeds to giggle himself into a frenzy. Actually very funny.
Funny because I was riding a home-built extrabike with Swedish Grandpa Bars and need I say it, 24 gears.....not something a redneck would ever notice.
He was born in Oklahoma,
His wife's name's Betty Lou Thelma Liz
And he's not responsible for what he's doing
Cause his mother made him what he is.