Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Broke my duck this afternoon
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03-25-04, 02:23 PM
Finally got the balls to flip the wheel over and ride fixed today. Don't know why I was so scarred, it was the best ride I'd had in ages. Only did a couple of miles out and back because there was rain forecast and I didn't fancy getting (my bike) soaked. But I felt like I was going so much faster than normal; my average speed was 12.5mph, about normal (but I did go real slow for the first 1/4 mile or so), but spinning out at 22mph is a great if slightly scary feeling. Nearly had an off when I tried to move back on the saddle (normally just stand up a bit, but it wasn't having any of it). I can safely say the freewheel wil not be seeing much use from now on :) i'm off to practice my track stands.
03-25-04, 02:50 PM
Congratulations. Glad your first fixed ride went well. Now, sell your freewheel and buy yourself a pint or two to help with the trackstands.
03-25-04, 05:10 PM
Careful going over potholes etc... your first instinct will be to stop pedaling and hop, which is a bad idea... other than that, welcome to the club: get your nametag and titanium knees at the door.
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