In defense of the messengers, a lot of them have been doing this for a long time. It's always amusing when something is done because it is cool, and not because the person actually likes doing it. There are also valid concerns of city riders not knowing how to be city riders (in some cases they honestly don't even have the skill to ride a fixed gear bike safely in any situation). When serious surfers saw people trying to relate to them by spending a lot of money on trendy clothing, they had every reason to not be accepting of these posers.
That being said, wear a helmet hipsters (I kid with respect guys!)
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