Update: The LDS Elders asked (politely) to have the photos removed — apparently this post was drawing unwanted attention to them. I’ve complied with their request. —Richard
It had to happen, ladies and gentlemen: the marriage of two uniquely American bike cultures — Latter Day Saint missionaries on bikes and urban hipster fixies!
I and several others got a real kick seeing these LDS Elders riding urban fixed gear bikes in downtown San Jose during the Via Velo open streets event last Saturday.
Fixed gear bicycles can be inexpensive and are typically rugged and very easy to maintain.
Toe clips, dress shoes, and rolled pant leg: These boys have got it down.
This guy rolls on his tribute to Green Jello with a brake (right hand on the front, natch!) and a bell on his shorty bars.
I should have asked them to trackstand or bar spin, but they just arrived in San Jose less than a month ago and they built these bikes up since their arrival.
What do you think? Is this a match made in heaven? Or is this unnatural union an unholy alliance portending the fixie apocalypse?