Saturday did a 2:15 solo ride on the single speed. Took it easy to get used to pushing the 44x18. Mostly Zone 2 (132-145) and Zone 3 (146-152).
Then on Sunday met Ross and Steve who race for Solon Bicycle (solonbicycle.com) for some single speed fun. We met in Chagrin Falls at 7:00. Ross was on his single speed and Steve picked a gear and did not shift. We rode around Chagrin, Gates Mills, Kirtland...a beautiful day...days like this is why I ride. The ground was frozen so we were able to ride some trails. Anyway, we rode until 11:00 and then dropped Steve at the car. Ross and I did another 1 hour plus for a total of about 55 miles and 4:45 ride time.
Ended up with just under 15 hours for the week. Next week will be about 15-17 followed by 16-18 the week after. Then cut ack to 12 and then 8 per week the week of 12 Hours of Razorback www.goneriding.com.
Superbowl Sunday we are doing the Emerald Necklace Epic, no matter the weather. It is about 100 miles...should be fun.