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what's your longest ss or fixed ride so far? nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 12:09 PM
a piddly 73 miles for me (nm)JS Haiku Shop
Mar 5, 2003 12:09 PM
I beat you by 2 miles. 75 for me (nm)Dave Hickey
Mar 5, 2003 1:25 PM
I am ashamed to say it isbigrider
Mar 5, 2003 1:25 PM
13 miles. That is how far we ride at lunch. I have ridden the fixed all winter long but never for a long ride. I never thought about it until your post. I gues I better take the bike home and take it for a long spin.
re: what's your longest ss or fixed ride so far? nmrubic
Mar 5, 2003 1:34 PM
Last Saturday two of us from Nashville did the Kentucky
200K brevet on our fixed-gear bikes. There was one steep
hill we had to walk.

There will be 4-5 of us riding the Georgia 200K brevet on
our fixed-gears.

Through the winter months -- my first fixed season -- I
rode several 100+ mile rides, including two rides of 150+
miles. If I don't have to push the pace to keep up with other
riders, I don't find the distance particularly onerous.

Kent Peterson does 1200K rides on his fixed. Compared to
him, we're all pikers.

Brevets are what the Paramount is being built for ...Humma Hah
Mar 5, 2003 3:55 PM
I might just survive a 200k on the cruiser (the climbing would be the hard part, about double what I did on the 152-miler). 300k and above, I need a roadbike.
maybe i'll see you at the harpeth river ride?JS Haiku Shop
Mar 6, 2003 8:03 AM
i'm in memphis and am planning to ride that one on 42x16 (ss); harpeth was a beautiful and well-supported ride last year.

did the st. louis 200k brevet last weekend with gears, and considering the 300k ss. those GA brevets are supposed to be "lumpy". you're braver than i to do them fixed.
btw, kent peterson is from another planet. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 6, 2003 8:05 AM
clueless alert: what's a brevet?SmogRider
Mar 6, 2003 9:16 AM
mtb'er kinda new to road terminology.

clueless alert: what's a brevet?JS Haiku Shop
Mar 6, 2003 11:25 AM
long distance self-supported ride, usually road. term for riding this style is "randonneuring", aka "fast touring". ride has checkpoints and time limits. series of four increasing distance brevets is qualifyer for paris-brest-paris or boston-montreal-boston rides. brevets start at 200 km (~125 mi) and go to 600 km (~372 mi) in the qualifying series, and the long ones are 1000km and 1200km.

see for terminology and info.
thanks! :D -nmSmogRider
Mar 7, 2003 11:04 AM
not muchmadstork
Mar 5, 2003 2:25 PM
fixed was 42miles, ss 33. Usually get out for short rides on the fg/ss bike during the week, and longer rides on weekend if weather is bad. If/when weather improves, I would like to do a fixed ride in the 70 mile range.
152 miles ...Humma Hah
Mar 5, 2003 3:52 PM
... singlespeed. Coasterbrake, actually. On the cruiser, Sept 8, 2001, sucking wheel behind MB1 and Miss M. Its my all-time PR for any bike.

I own several bikes, have ridden a number of others, but the cruiser's the only one I have ever ridden past about 65 miles.
50+ Miles so far...JBergland
Mar 6, 2003 6:53 AM
... but plan to do a century fixed with some friends just getting into the sport at the end of April.
94 milespauly
Mar 6, 2003 8:45 AM
Ran out of daylight before I could get in an even 100. I hope to knock out at least 2 or 3 fixie centuries this year.
I've done 50 a couple times...biknben
Mar 6, 2003 8:50 AM
I've only been fixed since the fall. I have a flat 50 mile route that I've done a couple times.

Each time it felt like 80 miles.
this year?ctisevn
Mar 6, 2003 9:05 AM
about 25 miles is this year's longest fixie voyage. if your question was more open ended, than my longest is 107.
ever. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 6, 2003 11:26 AM
Metric century last weekend {nm}lurpy
Mar 6, 2003 12:52 PM
50 something milesLone Gunman
Mar 6, 2003 6:42 PM
last summer... Hot day and had to keep stopping and begging for water and such, only one cage on the SS. After that day I bought a Hydrapak. That near dehydration stunt won't happen again.
about 85; felt like any other ride nmDougSloan
Mar 7, 2003 11:07 AM
100 miles. Flat as a pancake. (nm)look271
Mar 7, 2003 7:06 PM
re: what's your longest ss or fixed ride so far? nmfogtown
Mar 8, 2003 12:53 AM
50 miles...I just got my paramount fg up and running for about 3 weeks. I get out once a week on it and a flat ride in San Francisco still means a lot of climbing. I feel like every time I go out on it, I'm learning a lot about how to ride it. I'm sure many of you know dennis' fg is my paramount!
Wanna try that again? (Where's the pic.....) nmlook271
Mar 8, 2003 2:03 PM
180milesFrank Tuesday
Mar 10, 2003 5:38 AM
Katy Trail- rail to trail conversion. The first 130 miles is really flat, but the last 50 is a series of long ups and downs. First a 12 mile climb, then 8 down, then 10 up and 11 down. It is never very steep, but the road just keeps pointing up. I think I was pushing about 79 inches that day. It was dark when I started and dark when I finished.
700+ mile tour with Miss M and the family.MB1
Mar 13, 2003 11:55 AM
Fort Ticondaroga in NY to Montreal and back in a week. Except for Montreal it was pretty flat.

Our fixed longest day is probably just short of 130 miles. Our longest SS day just over 100.