12 Speed in a Fixed Gear Neighborhood
I'm Ben, I live in Silver Lake and work in Culver. I've been a regular commuter/lurker on the site for the last year and I've finally taken the plunge and joined BF.
My usual weekend rides tend to be street expeditions around the city but lately I've been itching to stretch my legs and cover a bit more ground, and maybe spend a little less time dodging traffic. I'm also contemplating adding a shiny new aluminum bike to the stable since my bike is pretty, but isn't the best for climbing.
I'm not really sure yet how far I'm conditioned to ride, but I'd love to find out. In the next year I aspire to do a ride from LA to San Diego. Anyone done it? Have any tips or suggestions for me? For the reasons I mentioned above I'm particularly curious how bad the hills get along the way.
Here's my ride. I'll post pictures of me in action once I've got someone to take them. :-)