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My first road ride on fixie

Old 05-23-18, 05:05 PM
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My first road ride on fixie



Bike by lake loop
Took out the bike today and wow whst a change from road bike. Bike smooth fast but kegs were toast hills were tough need to adjust a few things
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Old 05-23-18, 05:09 PM
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What kind of beer did you have in the kegs?
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Originally Posted by seau grateau View Post
What kind of beer did you have in the kegs?
Quadrupel, AKA Quad, of course.

http://www.totalwine.com/beer-guide/...beer/quadrupel

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I rode fixed an 18 miles road route 5 days this week. When I first started riding fixed, I couldn't do that route on consecutive days. At first I had to be sure the day was cool with little wind. A few changes made it more doable, clip in pedals vs toe clips, lighter wheels and low rolling resistance tires. My route is selected to minimize large long hills but still has some decent climbs. I rode it backwards yesterday and it was significantly more difficult and my legs are feeling it today. I just did it to mix things up a bit since good routes for riding fixed are limited here in western Missouri.
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I rode fixed an 18 miles road route 5 days this week. When I first started riding fixed, I couldn't do that route on consecutive days. At first I had to be sure the day was cool with little wind. A few changes made it more doable, clip in pedals vs toe clips, lighter wheels and low rolling resistance tires. My route is selected to minimize large long hills but still has some decent climbs. I rode it backwards yesterday and it was significantly more difficult and my legs are feeling it today. I just did it to mix things up a bit since good routes for riding fixed are limited here in western Missouri.
yeah I learned as i road but it is very different almost killed self when car pulled out and I forgot i was on fixed gear really shook me up body was like wtf yo!!
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Old 05-24-18, 07:33 AM
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yeah I learned as i road but it is very different almost killed self when car pulled out and I forgot i was on fixed gear really shook me up body was like wtf yo!!
It is intolerant of mistakes and will buck you off.
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Loooove riding fixed on the road. Only have 10 rides in this year but hoping to get up to at least 4 a week. I do mix it up with igh and geared bikes, but a 15+ on a fixed gear with a nice ratio and little wind can be great.

Keep at it and keep riding!
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Old 06-14-18, 06:47 AM
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nice bike !
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You must have legs like Larry Bird and arms like a T Rex.
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