Join Date: May 2007
Location: Marfan Syndrome-Clyde-DFW, TX
Bikes: Fuji Touring Xtracycle, Merlin Road, Bacchetta Giro 26 (Sold), Challenge Hurricane, Cruzbike Sofrider
Fixed gear to blow through platue?
Soooooo. Around 6000 miles ago (can't check exactly bike journal is down
) I weighed oh exactly what I weigh today. Same measurements same all that. I guess I just eat too much broccolli and spinach to lose weight with all the riding I do
I don't think a fixed gear will get me riding more but perhaps it will be a good alternative form of riding/training and maybe be a little more strenous and help build some muscle mass? I was on my merlin road bike last night for a quick trip to drop a note on someones car and avoided shifting on the way to/from and it worked pretty well. Kept a nice high cadence and didn't have any problems. I think I was in 42x16 or so but I did coast occasionally because I could.
I was thinking of getting a Windsor Clockwork (in orange of course) which has front/rear brakes. As an added bonus, and I know I couldn't use the windsor for it since it has brakes, there is a nice velodrome
about 30 miles from my house that a bunch of people ride track bikes on so I could eventually put the riding to good use. I even know at least one person who is a fellow recumbent rider who is going to do track again so I'd have someone I knew to go out and say hi to.