Yup, bicycling is cheap, easy and healthy as well. By bicycling we shall reduce air pollution, reduction of air pollution means reducing global warming threat level. Reduction of hot weather means increasing life coziness for now and then. That is an issue which had been offered over most recent decade.
The use of bicycle is now everywhere. There are many people already use it as transportation vehicle for daily activities, either for transportation to campus, office or malls, where some of them have provided exceptional park area for bikes. The interesting one; bicycling is not merely vehicle or cheap and fun sport’s device; the value of bicycling now has became a lifestyle and show off.
As we know recently, there were few genres of bikes; Fixed Gear, BMX, or MTB even there was a lineage or variant of MTB, i.e. Hybrid Bike. Moreover, those bicycle devotees are identical with certain fashion and music, and it was different, depending on the type of bike they chose.
Starting with Fixed Gear bike, which is commonly used by urban people; those who usually listen to chill music, a bit electro or other types of urban music. Their fashioned suits would be street wear, skinny denim + t-shirt + sneakers, sometimes parachuted sport coat with vivid colors, as the fixie kids do. Furthermore, the local band group RAN composed a song about bikes and produced clip video that deploys Fixed Gear phenomena. In that video, it was obvious that Fixed Gear is really “urban”. This kind of bike is initially a race-bike and used to be utilized in a velodrome. Through its varied of colors, Fixed Gear rider can attract any people who made a squint. By its function, apparently the fixie bike is mostly utilized for the purpose of lifestyle. Therefore, no wonder, the development of fixie bikes can increasingly be found on Friday night, Saturday night and on Sunday, as the climax time. The presence of fixie bikes can be seen disseminated everywhere and attracts many people’s attention.
The following variant of bike also animating; Hybrid Bike is a bike that combines road-bike and mountain bike (MTB) characteristics, and becomes a strong, comfort bike as well as faster to be ridden on asphalt road, in compared with common MTB. Devotees of MTB and Hybird Bike shall be hardcore fans. Arian13 and Adi Gembel are MTB devotees, they preferred MTB, since it is effective, practical to be used on the capital’s roads either tiny alleys, where the conditions are just like in forest, where damages and soggy streets surely require strong and staple bike. The fashion of MTB users either Hybrid Bike users, is almost similar. If we attended to underground gigs, the venue would be infested by those who wear short pants + t-shirt + sneakers and the music they adore shall be metal, hardcore and so on. Such character is still attached to the people concerned up to the date, and possibly it will not be changed too much on the near future.
Almost alike MTB either Hybrid Bike, there is variant of BMX. BMX is an old player and within some last years was an icon, at the same time with skateboard, which the fashion has been a culture to the date; an extra large t-shirt and baggy pants. BMX, which is actually the acronym of bicycle motor-cross, has been utilized in extreme attractions, which are heavily attached to melodic punk or college punk.
And then the most recent phenomena: the old legendary bicycle (onthel). The onthel bike owners shall be surely conservatives or those who inherited the onthel bike from their ancestries. The price of onthel bikes is not cheap actually. National holidays would be the most anticipated targeted moments for fans onthel bike to share convoy with their distinct fashion of the 1945 era of national independence war, completed with national flag of Red and White. Most of onthel bikers are old cracks, who actually keroncong (music) diehard fans or 40’s Malayan songs’ fans. If you want to see a group of onthel bikers, without waiting for the national holidays, you may visit regions at Jakarta, where some people do jobs as ojek (rental bike rider) of onthel bike. Those are attractive sights at the current modern age.
Those bikes are current trends at many settings. Using the bicycles is not only transportation device, but also a lifestyle. Moreover, the bike you chose might be a representation of yourself. (Raditya. N)
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