Kind of new here..
I just bought my first track/road bike yesterday.. It's a 2008 Fuji Track, everything is stock except for some Soma bullhorns. Prior to this, I probably hadn't ridden a bike since 2006.. I used to ride my 20" BMX everywhere with my friends all day long.
Today I took a trip to my friends house which is about an 8 mile round trip. I did not realize how much more tiring a fixed gear is, but I was pretty tired. It wasn't even very hilly at all, just a bit windy. But then again, I'm not exactly in good shape. Not overweight or anything.. just not in shape.
When I was initially looking for what bike I wanted.. I was looking for one with a flip flop hub, but when I got home last night from getting my bike, I realized the Fuji Track doesn't have one. Do you guys think I should invest in one? Either way, I know I'm going to struggle a bit, I'm just curious, what you guys prefer for commuting between fixed and single speed?
The Main reason why I'm asking is because I'm planning on riding my bike to work and back, which would be a 24 mile round trip as soon as I feel comfortable with longer commutes.
EDIT: also wanted to ask is my gearing was alright for me. Everything is pretty much flat around here, I have to go up/over a bridge once in awhile, but other than that.. everything's flat. My stock config is 48/15.