1.14.2013

Rainy Ride

The rain had me stir-crazy enough this weekend that it eventually had to be ignored. Sunday afternoon, I headed out for a ten miler on the single speed.
At one point, the rain was coming down so heavy that I decided to pull off and take some refuge under a rail road bridge.
A couple minutes after I pulled underneath the massive concrete tomb, a train rolled in. It was alarmingly loud. My break didn't last long, though. I was starting to get cold and the rain let up enough to allow visibility to get home.

I love having a bike that I don't have to worry about in the rain. One gear, nothing to break down and lots of opportunity for sloppy riding. Everyone should have a single speed bike.

Get out there.

6 comments:

  1. This is the future of the Triumph.

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  2. Tempting. though, I have child knees so I do not know if they could do a single speed.

    ( that website is funny. Its not mine, but i don't have a website. so there you go.)

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    1. I used to have a fixed gear that killed my knees. The single speed isn't bad though. I think it's all in gearing.

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  3. I'm certainly tempted to have single speed, but I also worry about my knees.

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    1. You'd love the simplicity of a single speed bike. It's amazing how it allows your brain to unplug even more than a usual bike ride. Give it a try!

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