Skills and tricks are another big part of the fixed-gear community.

One skill is a trackstand, where riders see how long they can stay up on their bike without making significant forward motion. Chris is doing a no-handed trackstand in this video.

Another contest is a skid competition, where riders get speed until a certain point and then lock their legs and see how far they can skid down the road, with the longest distance winning. The bottom video is Chris doing a skid, taking his hands off the handlebars and then slamming into the ground. He was o.k.

One of the most fun contests is a foot-down competition. In this contest, riders ride in a circle that gradually decreases in diameter until riders start falling. The last one up wins. Shoving, elbowing and kicking tires are commonplace in these contests.