Had a rare weekday of no work or kids. It is almost 70 here in Atlanta today. Took the old beat to hell fixie out for a few hours. A few things sprang to mind.
1. Anyone that says that there is nowhere to ride in Atlanta or that there is to much traffic has not been trying. Rode about 35 miles today and except for about a mile going through the middle of downtown, there was no traffic to speak of.
2. Riding a fixed gear shows you pretty darn quick how sloppy your pedaling mechanics have gotten. Have not ridden fixed in about a year and I was pedaling worse than squares for the first half of the ride. Everyone really should get on a fixed gear regularly to clean up their mechanics. I will definitely be more diligent about it myself.
3. I have to replace the pad on my pearl knickers. It just plain sux. And riding fixed really made me realize how much. Anyone ever change the pad on a pair of bibs? How did it turn out? Did you do it yourself or have someone else do it? Any source for a high quality pad?
4. 2 miles from downtown. 2 miles further out and I almost hit 2 deer crossing the street.