Logged a 10miler on the fixed gear bike today. I’m trying to get seat time because I am brand new to the fixed thing and I’m still getting used to it. Also, I just needed to get out of doors since I have a bit of cabin fever. The route was just riding around the perimeter of my school, which has no real climbs, but I was able to get up out of the saddle for a few seconds each loop by cutting through one of the parking lots. My expectations were that I would be a LOT more tired than a ride of this length on a geared bike, but it didn’t turn out that way. My bike could really use a longer seat post, and the sawed and flipped bars start to get uncomfortable after a while, but its easy to put up with those things considering the ride is glass smooth. The 42/16 works out great on flats, but I really think I would gear it a bit easier if I were going to be riding in the city. I’m waaay heavy for a fixed.
Riding fixed gear has made me really start thinking about a single speed mountain bike. Yeah that would be nice!