How's it going everyone. Newbie to the cycling seen. I've always loved to cycle most everywhere. But for the past 10 years it's been more work no play. So time has come to hit the streets and hit 'em hard. I know alot of people will laugh when I tell you that the bike I currently have is a single speed. It is a Gray Fisher Rig 29er, can't remember the model. To me it seems fast. Thank god where I live is all flat land.
My plan is to get back into cycling and if I can step up my game, do some touring or races. I've heard there are bike events you can volunteer for where they will pay for you lodging and food. You just have to get to the event. Figure if I go to some of these events, learn the basics and upgrade my single speed to a geared bike. That would get the wheels turning, so to speak.
Along with all of this I want to start commuting to work. Only live about a mile and a half away from work. That will be good road experience also.
If any pros out there have any tips for a newbie please chime in.
Thank you much.