The fixed-wheel, fixed-gear or simply Fixie bicycle has, for better or worse, become the focus of a sub culture all of its very own. There are those who come to Fixies from the manly and serious world of road racing citing the bicycles considerable capacity to strengthen the legs and improve souplesse. There are those who come simply because its fantastic fun to learn the new awareness and co-ordination required to make Fixies fly. Then are those who come because its really, really cool and the bikes are well, sweet. And finally there are those who come by mistake and leave shortly afterwards. All of these pilgrims are rewarded. But above all the Fixie offers an amazing new perspective on riding a bicycle. A perspective that many claim to be a gateway to a mysterious zone wherein the body and cycle become one with the road, time compacts and the mind is for a few priceless moments chained to the moment in all its ragged glory. In short, it is a moving meditation.