March will soon be at an end and I have ridden how many miles in preparation for Single Speed-a-palooza? 40 miles and 40% of that has been on a geared bike. Not a good showing if you ask me. However, next month I am going to try to push myself to ride every day for 30 Days of Biking, which I signed up for again after seeing a tweet on it. I am going to have to start commuting to work again, which I should be doing anyway to save gas and get more exercise.
In preparation for next month I put some slicks (38c) on the Qball that I have never used before, went to a 2:1 ratio (32:16) and removed the bash guard, which I don't know why I left it on after going back to the Monster Cross platform. Lazy, I guess.
Just need some orange bar tape and some orange Crank Brothers pedals but in the meantime, this is going to be my main source of transportation and riding rail trails with the kids. I might even put on fenders. That is I sell the diSSent quickly and get my next Monster Crosser, which I haven't quite decided on. I am torn between the Salsa Fargo and Van Dessel WTF. The WTF frame set is about $100 more than the Fargo. The WTF sports an EBB (Eccentric Bottom Bracket) and it even can go belt drive. The only draw back is that you are limited to a max 29x2.1 tires. The Fargo, on the other hand is more of a mountain bike with many hard points for mounting things like racks, extra bottles, and fenders, but it's made for gears only. In the end it could boil down to price but that dayglo green on the WTF is insane.