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Originally Posted by Kapusta View Post
I loved the saying that SS is actually 3 speeds: Sitting, Standing, and Walking.
I am absolutely stealing this.

I agree that it's not always about being slower on the SS. But there is a different flow to things. Riding with someone on their geared bike who also rides SS things aren't so bad because they get it. But go out with people who have never experienced a single-speed and the differences show up pretty quickly. One of my big gripes (and this is purely in jest) is when somebody stops at the top of a hill not thinking that that means I have to stop while still on the uphill and will then possibly have to walk the rest. A couple of regular ride partners have gotten better about that after hearing me yell more than a few times to speed up and go over the top.
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