Fixed gear bikes don’t allow coasting, therefore the slower you pedal, the slower the bike goes. Think of how a tricycle works. Your rear wheel is directly linked to your legs, and as a result, this cheesy zen feeling occurs. Your bike is now an extension of yourself, a graceful expression of your body gliding through traffic. The momentum you invest into your drivetrain doesn’t dissipate into the ether, but instead returns back from your wheel into your cranks to help keep you moving forward forever and ever. Your bike suddenly feels animate, more like an animal than a steel machine under you. And yes, I am fully aware of how bonkers this sounds, but trust me, it’s true.