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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 02-09-04, 07:30 AM   #1
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Feeling of dread.

A really nice Sunday morning and a bike ride. Head out on the fixie and I'm just flying. Spinning 130 or so, 26 mph and all the flags are going the same way as me. A feeling of true elation, I am so fast, I am so strong, women think I'm hot. But in the back of my mind I have that gnawing feeling of dread. It chews at my happiness for every mile I ride. It grows and grows until it's omnipresent, looming, spitting heat down my neck as I make the turn to head home.
55 rpm, knees like an old man in a nursing home, my own private hell.
I do so love my fixie.
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Old 02-10-04, 01:48 AM   #2
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1 AM going home from work and it's about 20 degrees, almost no wind and I have the road to myself. Rough monday at work and the ride is so very fine.
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