Join Date: Aug 2012
Bikes: A growing pile of them.
I love riding fixed, it's hard to describe but it's really nice. I ride with no brakes but I remain cautious, I go down hills fairly slow, I don't act crazy going through intersections because I don't feel like getting killed that way. One of the first things I practiced was stopping and I can do that pretty fast. I can also say that having both of your brake cables snap while you're going down a mountain on a loaded bike leaves something to be desired (from experience). but I understand what you're saying and pretty much agree with where you're coming from. The thing I really don't get is the brakeless bmx bikes with freewheels that get ridden around my town (with big hills), that one doesn't make sense to me.
I also where a helmet.
Last edited by Elbowgrease; 08-26-12 at 09:05 AM.
Reason: just an addition.