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Old 11-28-16, 04:59 PM
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Whats the farthest you have ridden in one gear

I rode 20 miles Friday in one gear. Obviously minimal hills. My bike needs adjusted otherwise I would have shifted.
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Old 11-28-16, 05:01 PM
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In one ride? 101 miles - 46/17

In one consecutive period? 7,219 miles - 46/18
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65 miles and 2600 feet climbing on my fixed gear bike.

48-16 gearing.


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Birthday ride a couple of years ago - 55+ miles, >2500 ft climbing on fixed gear with 46x16.
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89 miles with 4200 feet of elevation 48T-18 single speed
82 miles with 5341 feet of elevation 48T-18 single speed
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132 miles. An organized century that I rode to and from. Wait, I take that back. For two back to back hills I turned the wheel around to a lower gear.

A few ~100 mile rides 40 years ago when I was racing and on rainy days would ride 50 miles upwind to a town, eat at an establishment, then do my best to fly home on what was left of my legs. (Rainy days in New England are often storms with real wind. That first 50 miles could be very hard.)

Recent years - a few 68-72 milers.

All the above miles were on fix gears. The past 5 years, changing gears has been an option since I went to one with very long dropouts and I do flip the wheel or change cogs on a lot of rides. But prior to that bike, I never owned a flip-flop hub.

Not qualifying but all fixed - Crater Lake on Cycle Oregon. 98 miles, 9800' of climbing. 17, 23 and 12 tooth cogs.

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Old 11-28-16, 06:13 PM
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Just did the "Sorta-Annual Fixed Gear Century" a week or so ago again with an old teammate: 103 miles.
I may well have gone further on a FG "back when" but cycle computers had yet to be invented.

If you have an interest in LD riding there is an entire BF sub-forum devoted to it with highly expetrienced SS/FG riders some of whom have done the classic 1,200 Km PBP ride:

Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling

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Old 11-28-16, 06:18 PM
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I switch gears every hundred yards... Lots of hills. Got a 10 speed cassette, might as well enjoy it!
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About 5 miles when the rear derailleur cable broke.
I like my gears. To hilly around here for single speed.
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I lived and cycled in Manitoba for 13 years. On a usual sort of ride, we'd use 2 or 3 gears ... one for tail winds, one for headwinds, and maybe something in between if there wasn't much wind at all.

Given that I've cycled 600K randonnees in Manitoba, there's a really good chance I've cycled a long distance in one gear. But I never paid much attention.
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I've done lots of 100 mile rides on a fixed gear bike.
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
I rode 20 miles Friday in one gear. Obviously minimal hills. My bike needs adjusted otherwise I would have shifted.
This speaks volumes about your riding experience, your command of the English language and also your bike maintenance aptitude.

You hit the triple crown! Congrats!
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Originally Posted by yak bacon pie View Post
This speaks volumes about your riding experience, your command of the English language and also your bike maintenance aptitude.

You hit the triple crown! Congrats!

Eleven posts and already a condescending pot stirrer. Good job.
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Originally Posted by SquidPuppet View Post
Eleven posts and already a condescending pot stirrer. Good job.
If commenting on just the facts that the OP shared = "condescending" in your sad world you only yourself to blame.

Lots of pity over here but hopefully you have some quality people in your life than can educate you.

Best of luck to you. Seriously.
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Originally Posted by yak bacon pie View Post
If commenting on just the facts that the OP shared = "condescending" in your sad world you only yourself to blame.

Lots of pity over here but hopefully you have some quality people in your life than can educate you.

Best of luck to you. Seriously.
You might want to calm down a bit and think 2x before you post. This is a pretty cool site and, by and large, pretty laid back.
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Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
You might want to calm down a bit and think 2x before you post. This is a pretty cool site and, by and large, pretty laid back.
This is more evidence of someone being incredibly confused.

"Calm down"?

I couldn't be calmer as I laugh at the OP's post, that "squidpuppet" post and now your post.

You might want to "think" 4x lest you continue to play the fool.

I get it. You posted complete nonsense in the MTB forum, got called on it, and now are butt-hurt. It's pathetic but I can't control the nonsense that you post:

http://www.bikeforums.net/19219393-post4.html
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Originally Posted by yak bacon pie View Post
This is more evidence of someone being incredibly confused.

"Calm down"?

I couldn't be calmer as I laugh at the OP's post, that "squidpuppet" post and now your post.

You might want to "think" 4x lest you continue to play the fool.
Cool, well I'll enjoy reading your posts no doubt. You'll help bring clarity to all these confused posts on BF. By the way, you could always try talking about bikes instead,

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By the way, you could always try talking about bikes instead, {snip smarmy emoticon**
More confusion.

Each of my posts have related to bikes.

The fact that you and others have posted nonsense about bikes might be confusing you but that simple fact remains.
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Back to our regularly scheduled programming. I'm building up a single speed, a surly 1 x 1, for winter riding. I more or less top out at 20 or so miles once the thermometer gets into the teens or less. I've ridden longer but it's tough when it gets that cold.

I rode a geared bike--a vintage mountain bike with studded tires--in the snow last year but the gears just sort of died in the winter and I might as well have been riding a single speed. I figure this year I'll just build up a single speed; it will be a lot easier to keep running.

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Originally Posted by Bandera View Post
Just did the "Sorta-Annual Fixed Gear Century" a week or so ago again with an old teammate: 103 miles.
I may well have gone further on a FG "back when" but cycle computers had yet to be invented.

If you have an interest in LD riding there is an entire BF sub-forum devoted to it with highly expetrienced SS/FG riders some of whom have done the classic 1,200 Km PBP ride:

Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling

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That's impressive in the hill country of Texas. What kind of gearing did you use?
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Originally Posted by coffeesnob View Post
I rode 20 miles Friday in one gear....... My bike needs adjusted otherwise I would have shifted.
It's easy to forget about the popularity of fixed cycling. I had a fixie for a short while... it was fun. But basically I am a road bike guy myself. I've found I can ride on many of the local MUPs without any attention to shifting. Any hill or dale is too tiny to matter. My longest such level ground ride would be around 24 miles.
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84 miles on a fixed gear running 49:15. It is really flat here so that much of a gear really is not a problem. Should have just ridden it out for the century but it was getting late and lights were left at home.
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I smell sock-puppet, and it isn't the OP, bikemig or SquidPuppet.

To answer the OP's question, many 100-mile rides, 400km of PBP and a bicycle tour loaded with panniers in France, all on a fixed gear. On the day Machka and I got married, I rode my only single-speed century.
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I smell sock-puppet, and it isn't the OP, bikemig or SquidPuppet.

snip . . .
You might well be right that the poster is a sock puppet. The poster tends to repeat a few themes over and over again in his (or its) posts.
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That's impressive in the hill country of Texas. What kind of gearing did you use?
I meet my old teammate between my home in the Hill Country and his place in HOU so we're down onto more coastal terrain. Big winds, not big hills but it does roll a bit.
The post ride Gulf Coast seafood meal is traditional, fresh and accompanied by Shiner Bock.

48X18 for a 70GI for me with a dual side FG 48X17/18 for my ex-trackie buddy for 75/70GI.
A strong steady partner to pace with and a supply of "knock-knock jokes" make the effort doable.

I ride a good many miles FG each season but routes have to be carefully chosen at home where the road bike sports a 36GI low for good reason.

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