I did my first century on my fixed gear. It was the 100 Grand ride in Grand Rapids Mi. I had a great time!! Weather was good, the route was very flat and I knew it would be a good match for a fixed. I didn't draft because I wanted to see what I could do.
I recorded the whole ride on my heart rate monitor so the numbers are:
Total time - 5 hours 55 min.
Ave speed - 19.2 mph (30.9 kph)
Ave cadence - 94 rpm
Max cadence - 150 rpm (new high for me)
Total acsent - 1581 ft (482m) ( I told you it was flat!)
I did it in a 42x16 with 172.5 crank arms. It was geared light but I figured for the first time I should play it safe. If I had to do it again I would go 42x15.
I have done many centurys on road bikes and they are always fun. I really enjoyed this one though and I think I will start taking the fixed out for longer rides more often!
Got some interesting comments. I do not think alot of people know about the whole fixed idea.