Mur Riding

Mur Riding

muhr ride-ing

Verb, Noun

Mur Riding is the practice of riding a fixed gear bicycle at very slow speed.

Example usage: 'I'm Mur Riding through the park today, it's so peaceful.'

Most used in: Urban areas, especially in areas with lots of fixie riders.

Most used by: Fixed Gear cyclists.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 5/10

Also see: Drafting, Slipstreaming, Tucking, Pacelining,

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What is Mur Riding?

Mur Riding is a type of fixed gear cycling that has become increasingly popular in recent years. It is a form of track-style riding that is done on the street without any brakes, often in tight spaces. The goal of Mur Riding is to use the momentum of the bike to navigate through tight turns and obstacles with minimal effort.

Mur Riding requires skill, as riders must be able to anticipate the terrain and adjust their speed accordingly. It is also a great way to practice balance and coordination. The rider must be able to shift their weight in order to navigate the tight turns and obstacles, while still maintaining control of the bike.

Mur Riding is becoming increasingly popular, with an estimated 50 million people around the world participating in the activity. It is a great way to stay active and have fun while also challenging yourself. It is also a great way to explore and experience urban environments in a unique way.

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The Origin of the Term 'Mur Riding' in Fixed Gear Cycling

Mur Riding, a term used to describe a specific style of Fixed Gear cycling, dates back to the early 2000s in the United Kingdom. It was coined by a group of cyclists in the North East of England who wanted to celebrate the unique culture of riding Fixed Gear bicycles.

The term Mur Riding was derived from the phrase 'Murder Riding'. This phrase was used to describe the thrill and intensity of riding a Fixed Gear bicycle with no brakes and the need to be constantly in control of the bike. The term was popularised by local Fixed Gear cycling crews and soon spread throughout the UK.

Mur Riding quickly became popular amongst Fixed Gear cyclists in the UK, as well as in Europe and the United States. It is often associated with performing stunts, tricks and other extreme activities on a Fixed Gear bicycle. Nowadays, the term is widely used in the Fixed Gear cycling community to describe a specific style of riding.

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