Since February, I've been putting over 100 miles a week on my fixed gear, just commuting 3-4 times a week. I did about four weeks of racing, getting mediocre results (21st, 28th, 26th, 56th, and so forth), but finishing every race. I'm a category four on the road. But, not counting the race I flatted out of yesterday, I've finished top 3 in my last two races, just missing out on the win today - a guy got clear on the backside of the criterium course, and I 'had to settle' for 'winning' the field sprint for second. He made a very strong move! Anyway, that doggone fixie has made me so strong. It has given me so much snap, such phenomenol spin, incredible strength, and improved bike handling. If you're thinking about racing, and you ride your fixie a lot, do it! Get on a road bike, find a race and go do it! I'm living proof of how strong a fixie can make you!
I wonder why I quit riding one for like five years.