If anyone here was following the Stoned Guys thread (parts 1 and 2) you'd know I had a mishap at work at the end of January.
What was first thought to be a back strain is actually a more serious nerve impingement in my hip that affects my sciatic nerve which makes walking, sitting in a chair, bending, and squatting difficult and in many cases, excruciatingly painful.
On most days my left leg is a little numb and lacks some reflexes it should have.
On the bright side, one of the therapies is to ride as it relieves a great deal of pain and gives my legs a much needed workout and since I do have some issues turning over the cranks on a geared bike, I am finding that fixed is often the only way to go.
I built up one of my Twenty folding bikes into a fixed gear as some days I can't swing a leg over or even worse, have a hard time dismounting and the step through on the Twenty solves that issue.
So...here's yet another reason to ride fixed and I think the orthopaedic specialist I am seeing will be interested in how a fixed gear is allowing me to ride at nearly normal levels.
And maybe he will refer some of his patients to me so I can build more rehab bikes.