I gotta get a pic of the singlespeed for the blog. The pic I have up now is my bike with gears. Matt transformed it for me and I'm back on the 24" wheels. I love it!! It's a perfect addition to the stable...Moots YBB Superlight, Intense Spyder and Kind Cycles Jeni for the dirt; Giant TCR1 and Surly Pacer for the road...oh, and the Specialized Rockhopper beater for taking to the bar, so I'm good to go.
Important things to remember when riding a singlespeed:
- Look ahead and anticipate upcoming climbs. Either spin fast to get a good start or stand up and crank it hard.
- Spin, even when you don't want to. You need to keep your momentum going.
- Use every little downward slope to your advantage.
So we headed to Elena, biked up, rode around in the Elena area, then headed to the North Foothills and then back to the house.
- Distance: 15 miles
- Total time: 2 hrs (lots of stops)
- Average heart rate: 133
- Calories: 700