First off, I know all this stuff has been discussed before in numerous threads and so many of the long termers will roll their eyes and make silly comments.
Well, bear with me for a moment.
Remember the last time we discussed hill climbing? Sure, it was a well traveled topic, but we also had a lot of new input, input from people new to the place since the previous incarnation of the topic and some new observations and techniques.
So that's what I'm proposing here.
Let's discuss some of the basic fixed gear techniques - how to, how not to and why bother in the first place.