Monday, November 22, 2004

Rigid Singlespeed

Well, I've gotten a couple of more rides on the new rigid singlespeed, and I have to say that the more I ride this bike, the more I want to ride this bike! It just seems to fit the way I ride. I never actually learned how to USE suspension anyway, so adapting to rigid was really not such a big deal for me. And the funny thing is, whereas my back used to ache when I rode full suspension with gears, on the rigid singlespeed, I've had no pain whatsoever. I wonder if it's due to the fact that this bike forces me to stand and move around a LOT more than I used to, thus using different muscles while allowing others to rest? Regardless, I can't believe how much fun I'm having - I feared my love of bicycling was gone forever, what with the race burnout, the muscle aches and pains, and just generally being stuck in a rut. This rigid one-geared bike has revived my love for this sport, and made me feel like a kid - I can't wait to get back out on the trail again and again and again....! :)
Posted by Tammy at 7:38 PM

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