I know the people ride fixed/SS for different reasons - roadies for training, commuters & messengers for simplicity, the fashion-conscious for chic, etc., etc. I've picked up that it seems like a lot of cyclists in this forum admit to mostly doing shorter rides on their fixies, which gets me curious. What's a long ride for you when riding fixed? 20 miles? 30? 50? How many folks here have ever done a century ride on a fixie? How many do them regularly?
For those of you who don't do longer rides - how come? Is it because you're more interested in sprinting, or it just isn't what you use a bike for?
I've got a couple of moderately long rides planned this spring/summer - a 180k day, and a round trip that would be ~130k twice in 3 days. I'm very happy with my Sputnik and I'd like to work up to doing 40-50 mile rides on it, but for those longer rides I'm planning to stick with my geared bike - not least because it has much more relaxed ergos and it's set up for touring with a rack, panniers, bottle cage, computer, etc.