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Old 06-09-22, 04:30 AM
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Zach Gallardo

The High Priest of Wabi (Zack Gallardo) is still sick! According to his blog, he really messed up his ankle during a tour. Dang!!! Get well soon my Fixed Gear brother.
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Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot about how hard it was. I wish him a speedy recovery, but he seemed out of his depth. What he was attempting is not that hard with proper forethought.
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Meh...he whined like a child and complained a lot about how hard it was. I wish him a speedy recovery, but he seemed out of his depth. What he was attempting is not that hard with proper forethought.
Exactly. And his bike fit looked less than ideal. I know some consider him as carrying the torch for fixed gear enthusiasts, but he does not for me. I do also wish him a speedy recovery, and best of luck in his endeavors.
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Now, go easy on poor old Zack. I would love to see him up in the High Country of Colorado. Man, can you see someone like him trying to ride something really tough like Mt. Evans or Pike's Peak?
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I'm glad he's still making fixed gear content, but I've always taken issue with his seemingly intractable stance against cycling-specific clothing and other valuable innovations that make cycling more enjoyable and open up more possibilities. Having a bad time on a fixed gear bike tour because you intentionally chose the wrong gear for the job is a pretty ironic self-own.
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I just saw his video and donít understand why would you try to ride hundreds of miles with jeans and a long sleeve button shirt? Iím surprised heís not wearing loafer shoes.
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Get well soon Zach
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As we say in hiking, "Hike your own Hike." So Zack dress, "strange" for doing distance. You know early cyclist didn't always dress in Bicycle outfits. When did jersey's and things like that start? Early 1900s?? I remember seeing a shot of two early Fixed Gear touring cyclist riding Western France before 1900.
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As we say in hiking, "Hike your own Hike." So Zack dress, "strange" for doing distance. You know early cyclist didn't always dress in Bicycle outfits. When did jersey's and things like that start? Early 1900s?? I remember seeing a shot of two early Fixed Gear touring cyclist riding Western France before 1900.
Back in the day, men wore suits when they rode bicycles. I used to commute to work on a Schwinn 3-speed wearing a full suit and dress shoes, but the ride was just 3 miles long on flat roads, so I didn't arrive at work all dirty and sweaty. It was the racing cyclists who adopted specialized clothing for bicycles such as wool shorts with chamois linings and rigid shoes with slotted cleats. Now it's common for touring distance cyclists to do the same. When I'm just cruising around my 'hood on my fixed fear, I'll just wear a pair of cutoff jeans with briefs underneath, a t-shirt or tank top and some running shoes or walkable SPD type shoes. But for longer rides I'll definitely break out the lycra and full-on clipless cycling shoes. It's all about comfort and practicality. A saddle sore will definitely ruin a long ride.
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Zach's great and has been persevering for a long time. I think he could expand his marketing to other products, but thats me. He is obviously satisfied, and successful enough doing it how he is doing it. Best of luck to him.

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I liked him at first. Now he sounds like a turd
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