slowing down single speed style

by Scott Saad - July 3, 2010

I’ve been riding the converted single speed mountain bike for the past week. It’s been nice switch from the more sleek road bike. When on the road bike I am determined to get to my destination (work/home) in the fastest manner. I crank, pretty hard. However, one can only go so fast when on a single speed and therefore, this forced me to slow down.

It forced me to look more horizontally, much like a real commute should be where one enjoys not only the ride, but the surroundings as well. I tend to mess around more as well, hopping on/off curbs, riding wheelies, etc. I feel more like a kid, careless and enjoying the moment.

I know I’ll switch back over to the speedster at some point, but I’ve enjoyed the change.

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