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Old 07-29-21, 03:57 PM
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Richmond VA area and singlespeeds

Curious, how hilly is it around there? Advising a friend there on a new bike (he's a novice) and wondering how a singlespeed would be there as one's only bike. He'll probably be mostly riding around the city, bike paths, casual exploring. I love my ss, but I live in climbing country so I always have a geared bike as well.
Lots of variables I know--fitness, etc--- but generally speaking, how "climby" is the Richmond area? The maps all look pretty flat, but you know it can be different once on the ground.

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Old 07-30-21, 01:50 PM
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Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any road/path that goes down over the James River has to climb back up.

https://www.sperityventures.com/2012...s-of-richmond/
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Old 07-31-21, 04:20 PM
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Not flat. Lots of hills. Realize that any road/path that goes down over the James River has to climb back up.

https://www.sperityventures.com/2012...s-of-richmond/
Good to know--thanks. I think I'll steer him towards gears
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Old 08-09-21, 06:52 PM
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And you have this: https://www.virginiacapitaltrail.org/ I would not want to ride to Jamestown without gears....
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