Long story short, my SS project is almost done except for the brakes. So I decided to give the fixie cog a try and take it for a spin (my first time riding fixed gear). I guess I expected the clouds to part and a ray of light to illuminate the advantages of riding fixie. It didn't happen. On the bike path it was unpleasant but on the street it was downright unsafe I've been reading a bit about the subject and the advantages are always stated as "claimed" or "supposed". Maybe someone can help me out here because I really want to understand.