I find that chatting whilst riding can really be a conduit for some interesting conversations sometimes. In Episode 2 of the series “Riding Fixed, Up Mountains, With Pros” by State Bicycle Co., Phil (the Thrill) Gaimon lets us in on how he lost his virginity (thanks to a cool looking bike), the struggle to mourn over the loss of his long-term pet turtle, and his return to milk drinking after a dearth of farting.

Some of those Malibu climbs look pretty tough on a fixie, match that with some leg blurring cadence on the descents and you have a recipe for some swollen knees in need of an ice bath for sure.