pointed me towards a ruling in Portland about a fixed gear rider getting a ticket for riding a brakeless bike
that story is covered at bikeportland.org
if the man wants to stick it to the cyclist...
they can get us on all sorts of laws
bell or whistle
a light 15 minutes after dusk
and I am sure that there are others
BWI is an issue as well....
we have all been guilty of Biking While Intoxicated once or twice or every night
this brake on the fixed gear is not entirely dissimilar to the thought that a snowboard needs to have a leash...
but that is a story for another culture and another blog