Today marks three months since I left Dunder Mifflin. If someone offered to restore me to my old job, I would decline. To celebrate, I went out and rode my single speed for two hours on one of the climbier (is that a word?) routes around here. You see, I'm thinking about going all single speed all the time. Dug has been that way for a few years, and Rick has recently announced his intentions to ditch the geared bike altogether. Brad and Kenny are also single speed only guys, but they're genetic freaks, so they don't count.
What's the point of multiple gears if you can only ever use one at a time anyway? Moreover, what's the point of having a geared mountain bike if you don't ever ride it? There are only two trails that I ride my geared bike on anymore, and today I did one of them on the single. I had to get off and push a couple times, but my time for completing the circuit was still faster than on the geared bike. The other trail I have done on the single and swore afterwards I would never do it again, but that was early in the season when I wasn't as fit. I need to give it another try.