Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Hooked on being Single
Hooked on being on a single speed bike that is. Recently my neighbor who is an Uber Mt. biker let me borrow his single speed Mt. bike because he does not ride it much anymore. When we are kids all we want are bikes that have big shocks and lots of gears. I know I did. So I found it ironic how much I enjoyed the simplicity of this bike. No suspension and one gear. Your first ride takes a little getting used to but after a while I found it amazing how 1 gear could work in most situations, granted on the road it is a little slow, but on technical trails I can keep a pretty quick speed. What I like about this bike is the fact that it simplifies your rides. Your focus is drawn to one thing, pedaling hard! Yes hills can be a bugger(have found myself pushing the bike up a couple), but after a while you enjoy the challenge. Recently I find myself hurrying to finish my workout on my tri bike so I can go play on the single track trails by my house. If you want to try something new and different, hop on a single speed and give it a whirl.