I have to admit that riding a fixed gear bike looks like a lot of fun. I grew up with what I guess would be called a single speed bike with a coaster break. I remember how weird it felt to ride my first geared bike. I didn't like it. I seemed to loose the feel of the road or something.
My question is, would I be crazy to try to learn to ride one of these at my age/weight? Are they 'dangerous'?? (I would definitely want front and rear brakes.)
Is the feel of the old coaster break bikes similar to single speed bikes?