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I Love Riding in the City

NAME: Brian Fu
OCCUPATION: Restaurant Owner, Concert Promoter, Graphic Designer, Fixed Gear Boutique Owner

Where do you live and what’s it like riding in your city?

I live in Hong Kong, the island side to be exact. Hong Kong is probably the worst city to ride in, normally you won’t see anyone riding in the city. We don’t have any bike messengers; maybe our public transportation system is too good. Hong Kong messengers would rather use the subway than ride a bike, plus there is no way to cross over to Kowloon side by riding, only way to cross is to take your bike on a 10-minute boat trip.

What’s been your favorite city to ride in, and why?

Tokyo. I have been there so many times but never with my bike, you see all kinds of people riding bikes everywhere you go. Traffic is bad enough so it must be a challenging course, love to ride there one day!

Why do you love riding in the city?

If you live in a fast pace city like Hong Kong, you never get enough exercise, by riding to and from work I stay fit and healthy. But when you do that on a fixed gear bike, the fun is multiplied by a hundred times.

Or just say whatever you want about riding in the city.

I crashed into a taxi when a drugged driver suddenly cut in front of me back in February, these disc wheels are done by my friend Artoo, who was with me and helped me out through the whole ordeal!

Finally, whenever you visit Hong Kong, come check out my fixed gear shop and say, “Hi!”

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