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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 10-27-10, 06:22 PM   #1
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Just broke through the first 100 miles on my ride

Got my Trek Soho S Friday Oct 15th

haven't ridden or worked out for a while(over a year for working out longer for any biking)

built up rides from 10 miles to 20 then 30

did 23 miles today

officially have put the first 100 miles on my bike

feels good to be doing something

next milestone is 500
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Old 10-27-10, 06:23 PM   #2
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good work.

i should really start keeping tarck of my mileage. I commute. Could be interesting.
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Old 10-27-10, 06:32 PM   #3
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i never counted. i assume it is at least 10k + by now.
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Old 10-27-10, 07:18 PM   #4
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I usually dont bother because I tend to switch bikes to often.
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Awesome dude!!!

Now do 100miles in one go next time.
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Old 10-27-10, 08:17 PM   #6
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Awesome dude!!!

Now do 100miles in one go next time.
i'm actually going to get a carbon road bike next and train to do a century with my friend next year
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Old 10-28-10, 08:50 PM   #7
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Im aiming to do 80 miles by December, a century by March.
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You do not need a carbon road bike to do a century.
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ride = thing you do on a bike
ride != a bike
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If you guys are curious, most basic computers have a long-term odometer that keeps a running total (not just distance from the last reset).
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Guys, a century on a fixed gear is serious business. Many have done it, but it's obviously not as easy as with a geared bike with a freewheel. I have a buddy that's a BIG FG advocate. Probably one of the biggest proponents around. Thinks FGs are somehow gonna save the world. Very strong rider. He did a century fixed...and said he would never EVER try that again.
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You do not need a carbon road bike to do a century.
lies. you definitely need a carbon road bike to do anything other than trackstand an skid in front of chicks at the university/shopping plaza/jimmyjohns

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Guys, a century on a fixed gear is serious business. Many have done it, but it's obviously not as easy as with a geared bike with a freewheel. I have a buddy that's a BIG FG advocate. Probably one of the biggest proponents around. Thinks FGs are somehow gonna save the world. Very strong rider. He did a century fixed...and said he would never EVER try that again.
more lies

all depends on the gear and the terrain and the time taken and the rider and the number of stops... did your buddy try to go over a mountain range or average 22mph?
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lies. you definitely need a carbon road bike to do anything other than trackstand an skid in front of chicks at the university/shopping plaza/jimmyjohns



more lies

all depends on the gear and the terrain and the time taken and the rider and the number of stops... did your buddy try to go over a mountain range or average 22mph?

Stop wasting internet.
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Guys, a century on a fixed gear is serious business. Many have done it, but it's obviously not as easy as with a geared bike with a freewheel. I have a buddy that's a BIG FG advocate. Probably one of the biggest proponents around. Thinks FGs are somehow gonna save the world. Very strong rider. He did a century fixed...and said he would never EVER try that again.
I met pazzmore recenty, he has done the last two El Tour De Tucsons fixed and will be doing it again this November(as I will also be), it's 109 miles.
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