Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Columbus, OH
Bikes: '08 Surly Cross-Check, 2011 Redline Conquest Pro, 2012 Spesh FSR Comp EVO, 2015 Trek Domane 6.2 disc
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I don't know offroading, but I know singlespeed and fixed for hilly roads. I'm down to 235 from 255 - 260-ish, and I did about 20% of my 4500 miles last year on a singlespeed or fixed (mostly singlespeed, though).
What I can tell you is, without a doubt, one of two things will happen:
1) You'll lose weight and get strong or,
2) You'll get used to walking
That's pretty much it. You pick a gear that works fairly well for your terrain and grunt it out when it isn't great. If you ride a lot of flat, then your everyday gear will suck for climbing. If you ride a lot of hills (like me) then your everyday gear might top you out at only 19mph at 100rpm.
No skinny girl jeans, though. Skintight nuthugger jeans are
only for the skinny guys cruising around the city.
"I feel like my world was classier before I found cyclocross."
- Mandi M.
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