On not shifting and cycling in the fall

Presented with a gorgeous Fall Saturday and my family out of town, I decided there was nothing on the to-do list that couldn’t wait a few hours, grabbed my singlespeed, and set out for adventure. I ended up going for 60km (37mi), up to Arthur Minnis, over the fun gravel-road section to Bradshaw Quarry, down to Bethlehem-Saxapahaw Rd, over the river to NC 87, and back to town via Old Greensboro, all in one gear, 39×16. My only stop was at the Saxapahaw General Store for a Cheerwine and to refill my bottle.

It was an extremely pleasant ride at the pace mandated by the one gear ratio available. Maybe autumn is the best time of year to ride.

I have been cycling in one form or another since the second grade. More recently, I have been riding to work since 2000 and moved to Carrboro in 2013. Once upon a time, I got profiled on bikecommuters.com over here: http://www.bikecommuters.com/2012/10/06/commuter-profile-ben-august/

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