Spent the day in the ice, snow, rain and sleet of Rothiemurchus up past Glenmore towards the old Bothy.
Good ride out and wanted to make sure the Pugsleys gearing was sorted for varying terrain as its very flat up here, singlespeed gearing that is. The 36:18 worked great so it can stay like that for a while.
Singlespeed for me I'm afraid. I swapped bikes with my mate Boonie who has a very lightweight Scott. Nice bike, very light but I could barely ride it a: because of the gears, though I didnt change them, not even once as I wasnt too sure and b: he had flat straight bars, I have only used the H bars for the last few years and haven't touched a bike with a straight bar for a long, long time. Took me a while to work out why the bars felt a bit wrong, I kept thinking they were bent down or something, then I realised it was me. Not for me I'm afraid, I may put thumbies on the Pugsley one day but after today I'm in no rush. I'm not the quickest anyway and I do love my singlespeeds.
My mate Boonie loved the Pugsley and liked the singlespeed, though he has ridden my 1X1 before. I think he'll have a fat bike soon. One interesting observation, especially on the large rocky walking tracks, whether uphill or down, that whoever had the Pugsley was always way in front even with the singlespeed gearing.
The Monkeys both look good guys, both sound like a good day out and some great photos.
Heres my contribution.
Carlsberg dont build Singlespeeds but if they did.......they would probably look just like mine.
I've spent half my life on bikes.........the other half I wasted