|Guy did the Terrible Two on a fixie last year!||MrCelloBoy|
May 15, 2002 8:16 AM
|He had a flip-flop rear wheel with 16 on one side and 19 on the other (or something close to that).
Talk about an animal. He finished!
So YES, a century is quite doable!
May 15, 2002 8:19 AM
|I bet he was running MTB shoes so he could walk up some of that stuff. Any idea if he actually completed in the official time limit of 16.5 hours?|
|He finished with me, 15:40 or so.||Lon Norder|
May 15, 2002 8:38 AM
|And I had to switchback up many of the hills even with a 30x27 low gear. Yes, sick.|
May 15, 2002 8:41 AM
|WAY sick! 15:43.
It was Ken Eichstaedt a former first place finisher in 1995 and past record holder.
Guess it was getting boring for him.
May 15, 2002 8:51 AM
|A unicycle? Wouldn't that be the ulitmate fixie? ;-) |
I once saw a large group of nut-jobs, with a huge range in abilities, starting down Mr. Toad's Wild Ride (Tahoe) on unicycles with sunset approaching. Some might still be out there. I almost felt sorry for them as we blazed by on our full suspension rigs, knowing it would take us well over an hour at full tilt, but I realized it was their choice. I put that whole concept into the "just b/c you can do something doesn't mean you should" category. It's a lot like practicing bleeding.
|I practice bleeding...||MrCelloBoy|
May 15, 2002 10:23 AM
|Donate blood regularly (when I'm not training).|
May 15, 2002 8:52 AM
|So it effectively took him 3-4 hours longer on the fixed? Sounds about right.
I struggled in my 39x29 last summer for a 12:56 time. I can't imagine doing it on a fixed.
|Check out Kent Peterson||Ray Sachs|
May 16, 2002 7:30 AM
|This guy does brevets on fixed gear and is working towards PBP on it. Recently did a 600k brevet and then rode the 250+ k home after it ended. On a fixie. A bit of an animal, I'd say. Check out the 2001 and 2002 articles - I think he might have used gears more often after that.