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Guy did the Terrible Two on a fixie last year!(8 posts)

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!
Sick Puppygrzy
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.
Sick PuppyMrCelloBoy
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.
What's next?grzy
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 PetersonRay 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.