I have a new fixie! I took it home last week to do some minor tinkering with it, and it ended up getting left in a corner, ignored and unridden.
So today, I decided I would ride it into work.
I left loads of time for the ride, because I was expecting hell up some of the hills and I've never ridden a fixed gear that far before... but in the end I didn't need most of the time I left and I got into work about 15 minutes early!
The hills were surprisingly easy going, and the fixed wheel experience was definitely something new. I learnt a lot about how I usually ride.
Like how I usually free-wheel when looking over my shoulder for approaching cars. I probably wont be doing that again after what almost happened this morning.
(but I got in safe and I didn't have to put my foot down or walk it once.)