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2 weeks ago I sold my BMX cruiser with the intention of shedding a toy to buy a bike better suited to commuting to work, at one time I rode a racebike and i really wanted to start riding one again except with the simplicity that I enjoyed on my cruiser....so I bought a fixxed gear, no not going through a mid life crisis I have ridden a fixxed gear before and I know what's involved, it arrived last friday and after a scramble to assemble it (and switch the brakes to motostyle) I rode it to work, I have ridden to work every day for the last week (because it only rains on my day off) and my legs are just starting to adjust I have aches in places I haven't felt in years but I feel better and judging by the way my pants feel I'm sure I'm starting to look healthier too. No riding a fixie is not for everybody, I have people who give me terrified looks when they realize what I'm riding but it works for me and thats what is important, besides when the weather is nice I can leave after work and ride down to the beach and back on a 20 mile loop and still get home in time to make dinner for my wife and I. For the record today my weight dropped 5lbs below what it was the day I broke my ankle last september and in total I have dropped nearly 30lbs since april 1st


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Jackie Mason | July 5, 2009
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Tony Peters | July 5, 2009
biking to work is great I get 10 miles a day in commuting alone, the distinctive constant exercise that I get from a fixed gear, plus when I ride to the skatepark I arrive with my legs warmed up and ready to skate

Jackie Mason | July 5, 2009
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Tony Peters | July 5, 2009
I can't jog/run anymore (not that I ever enjoyed it) the hardware in my ankle prevent that from ever happening again....as for working out a lot I just considering exercise and I have always been much more to be around wen I get regular exercise.


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