I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

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I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:58 am

its only Tuesday and my legs are shattered.

28miles fixed on sunday
14miles yesterday
7miles this morning

Legs are tired :(

This commute is hillier than i thought :(

Might get the gears back out tomorrow...

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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby Drfabulous0 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:30 pm

MTFU

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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby Cafewanda » Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:42 pm

Change the gearing? You can't stop now. It's not even been a week!

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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby spasypaddy » Tue Nov 27, 2012 14:13 pm

oh i used to ride it EVERY day a few years ago, my fixed has been in my parents garage for 14months in pieces. finally built it and now im loving riding it again.

just going to take my legs a few weeks to get used to riding it every day

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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby EKE_38BPM » Tue Nov 27, 2012 16:27 pm

I've gone from FG to SS for the last two weeks and SS feels slow and hard. FG is much easier.

Perhaps the gearing is wrong (as Cafewanda said. You should be riding at least 90GI so that you are nice and speedy on the down and employing large amounts of MTFU on the up!
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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby EKE_38BPM » Tue Nov 27, 2012 19:03 pm

spasypaddy wrote:90 :lol:

think im runing a 48x16...

Well, if having 30"+ wheels you can still be at 90GI.
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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby itboffin » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:46 pm

EKE_38BPM wrote:I've gone from FG to SS for the last two weeks and SS feels slow and hard. FG is much easier.

Perhaps the gearing is wrong (as Cafewanda said. You should be riding at least 90GI so that you are nice and speedy on the down and employing large amounts of MTFU on the up!


That's because you ride a girls GI

go on tell everyone, how many inches ...? :lol:
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Re: I forgot how tiring riding fixed is...

Postby Herb71 » Tue Nov 27, 2012 20:51 pm

spasypaddy wrote:
28miles fixed on sunday
14miles yesterday
7miles this morning



A maths quiz?

3.5 tomorrow?


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