I guess Jody didn’t agree with my plea to reopen the forest for the sake of our souls (Or maybe she’s not a blogger). Looks like at least one more weekend on the road.
Speaking of the road, I forgot to tell you all about my first real fixed gear ride the other day. I went out for about an hour and rode around the Rose Bowl. Even though I had watched a bunch of youtube videos of people locking up their rear tires to come to a skidding stop, I still can’t pull off that maneuver. I tried and tried in the empty parking lot, but nothing yet.
Proper bike fit seems to be even more important on a fixie. My seat was set a little too far back. I think that contributed to some knee soreness the following day - that and trying to reverse my pedaling direction against the momentum of the forward moving bike.
While I’m already addicted to how fixies look and my legs keep dreaming about how they feel (sorry, I don’t know how to link to feelings), I still don’t quite believe they’re the solution to all our transportation needs. If I could only have one bike it wouldn’t be a fixie. Maybe my thoughts on that will shift (shift… that’s almost funny) over time – we’ll see. Either way, I’m glad to get that old bike out on the road again.