There is still nothing more impressive than to watch a well-seasoned track racer slow to a stop during a match sprint, only to pull off a track stand.
All that power, just awaiting their opponent’s weakened stance. A moment to spring forth with such fierce strength. The track stand, in a lot of ways was the beginning of fixed freestyle. From this position came the backwards circle and decades later, came riding fakie. Sometimes it’s easy to forget where these bikes originated from, but images like this show us the beauty and timelessness of the track bike. Those are two Beautiful Bicycles.
I’ve had these two photos on my desktop for a little while now and I cannot, for the life of me find photo credit. Does anyone have a source?