January 11, 2006

Fixed gear observations

  • It's a lot harder to get through tight spaces in traffic than when I could coast.
  • I go home downhill, but I go to work uphill, yet I seem to get to work faster than I get home.
  • It feels much more like I'm riding and much less like I'm riding a bike.
  • I am a lot more conscious of the road surface than before, especially manholes and potholes. I haven't learned how to pul the bars up while pushing down on the pedals, and I'm not sure if it's possible to hop the back wheel up yet.
  • I can't ride no-handed any more. I've been able to ride no-handed since I was about 10.
  • It's a much, much harder workout now. Posted by Oxygenik at January 11, 2006 12:04 AM