In the past, I have gone from riding a superlight mountain bike and being very into cross-country riding, which proceeded to road biking when I relocated to a mountain-less area, and now, I recently picked up a singlespeed road bike.
I certainly feel like there's more effort required when riding my singlespeed. When I was a kid, I definitely didn't feel the need for gears, but boy do I now!
Does anyone else ride singlespeed? Do you feel at all like you're getting a better physical workout? Also, is there a comparison ratio for singlespeed:road bike mileage? For example, every 5 singlespeed miles is like 8 on a road bike, etc...
Regardless, I am happy to be back on the bike and excited to continue riding and improving my overall health.