So, I took a friend of mine out for his first long ride(he hasn't ridden more than 30miles in one day and that was with a mid-way break) and he by no means has a good fixed gear. Its a brakeless pure fix with straps for foot retention.
Anyways, the ride is 50miles round trip with climbs littered the entire way and a mid-way break at a swimming hole. We were unfortunate enough to get a headwind to and from the destination, but we stopped a few times to enjoy a wobbly pop. I was definitely impressed on how well he kept up, especially on a bike that weighs around 25lbs.
At the end of the ride there is one last hill into town. I had enough energy to climb it but he decided to walk. I waited at the top and apparently as he walked past a roadie who was waiting on a side street, he said in a very condescending tone "Not a big enough gear on the back to climb, eh?" (I live in Canada). Moments later as we are still standing at the top of the hill, the roadie passes us with barely a glimpse but I was able to glimpse at his full-carbon Colnago that his parents most likely bought for him.
My friend and I got over it pretty quickly, but it was another reminder that some roadies are weenies.