Posted by normaali | Posted in Eetu | Posted on 29-04-2012
Avainsanat: Fillarit, yksivaihde
I thought I’d write something about Oulu’s fixed gear scene in English. There was a good discussion online about how everyone is only following Prolly and other overseas stuff even though we have a most excellent cycling scene here in Finland. The point being – take more pictures, post more online. The snow is finally gone and all the gravel and sand is being swept off the streets. This means you can finally ride light road tires and play polo. The other evening we went to check the local icehockey rinks and it turned out all the rain had melted off most of the remaining ice. The city leaves one hockey rink in place for the summer and we go there to play. The asphalt surface of the rink is getting worse every year, but I quess it is still better than no rink at all.
In 19.-20. May we are celebrating the birthday of our internet forum yksivaihde.net. There is a big party down south, but Finland is a long country and most of us don’t feel like travelling 500km for it. Especially when we were told that if we held the party in Oulu, no one would come this far up north. It is really an insult so we thought we’ll have our own shadow party this year. We’ve planned an alleycat race, Goldsprints, Sauna (naturally!), polo and an open group ride to all the cyclists in Oulu.