so i just back from San Louise Obispo, which is a great spot with a lot of cool lbs's if you ever have the chance to ride around there. Everyone there is so chill and laid back and there bike culture is so diverse it was nice being able to ride around town and not have every mutha****a in tight pants eyeballing me/bike/parts.
anyway i basically never ride anything besides fixed and when i went down there i stayed with my best friend since birth and since S.L.O. is full of crazy mountains he set me up with his downhill rig and called a few of his buddies to take me out on some trails. long story short i taco the front wheel of his brand new 600 dollar wheelset that he hasnt even had a chance to ride (he had a cast on, just got it off this morning). it was crazy riding something with a wheelbase that was similar to mine but had 8.5 inches of travel to play with.
all in all it gave me a new appreciation for bikes and makes me want to get out of the fixed gear rut and really try to sample every kind of riding there is out there, starting when i can move my hips and these chunks missing from my palms heal up.
does anyone out there ever think that there fixed gear life may be getting stale?
try something new!