despite my immensely painful pinched nerve, i slogged out to lost valley tuesday morning to ride the single speed. it was pretty cold early on, but the sun warmed things up and the trail was in absolutely superbe condition.
i've chosen a 32/19 combination for gearing, and it's working out pretty well. i successfully climbed the center gravel road and even climbed the nasty little pitch up to the hamburg when i was done. i'm getting used to the rigid pace fork. it's a pretty rough ride for those of us that are accustomed to a suspension fork, but it flexes a LOT over obstacles so you know it's working as hard as it can to keep the comfort flowing.
there weren't many people out there. in fact, i only saw one other person. it's pretty lonely during the week.