Look, Ma! All Fixed!

This morning was my first adventured with fixed gear bike riding (I got my new wheel last week, and my track cog yesterday. First, I didn’t die — I didn’t even crash. It was a big easier to get used than expected, though I couldn’t just trackstand on a dime like I could when I was freewheelin’ (generally I could make it all the way to work without taking my feet off the pedals). I took it slow and steady down Stanton Avenue, using a combination of back-pressure and my brakes to keep my speed (and pedal revolutions) to a sane level. I’d like to work up to having just a front brake on the bike, but I think that will take some time before I’m comfortable enough at back-pressure coming down Stanton…..