Ride a Fixed Gear.

John March 22, 2009 0

Well today I was looking around for interesting articles on fixed gear riding, and came across a pretty good one that seems to explain and capture fixed gears pretty well…I found it on wired.com.  Here is a little excerpt from the article in regards to riding with no brakes, as most fixed gear riders tend to do:

“You take the brake off and you can’t get any crazier for field testing your skill level than playing in traffic on a track bike,” Wirtanen said. “If you are an intelligent cyclist, it makes you far more aware. Instead of looking a car or two ahead of you, you have to look three to four blocks down the road and have to scan left to right constantly to look for escape routes.”

You can check out the rest of the article right here.  If that convinced you to convert your bike or want a fixed gear yourself…check out some of these fixed gear auctions on eBay, they always have some good stuff on there.

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