Got off work tonight, road home and relaxed for awhile. Decided to take a ride and wound up riding for almost 2 1/2 hours on my new single speed MTB. I didn't know that one gear could be so fun, after getting my chain problem fixed. My legs are burning, my lungs are screaming for air, man I feel good. My new saying "get one and be done". Oh, this is my first bike I have had since around 1997. One question, are there hills that I might just never be able to climb, or are they all doable ? Thanks for this S/S forum, you guys gave me the inspiration to try something different, I will never go back.
1980 Schwinn World Sport, 1982 Schwinn Super Le Tour, 1984 (?) Univega Single Speed/Fixed conversion, Kogswell G58 fixed gear, 1987 Schwinn Super Sport
Originally Posted by Bob_Benner
One question, are there hills that I might just never be able to climb, or are they all doable ?
For every rider and every gear ratio, there exists a hill that is steep enough or long enough, or both, that the amount of oxygen supplied to the legs via the heart and lungs will be insufficient to make it to the top. When this happens, you should dismount the bike, pretend to look intently at the chain or hub or some other part, shake your head and walk to the top of the hill.