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    Is Kenosha to Georgia SS-able?

    Yeah, I know that in theory any ride is, but I run 32x22 on my 29er and I still push a lot. I'm heading up there this weekend and my geared bike is down until I get a new BB and brake pads (MCT in the rain & mud created some maintenance issues). My two buds will be on geared bikes, but they're both relatively patient, FWIW. Thx for the beta,
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    Yup, makes for a long day but it's ridable.
    Gone are the days we stopped to decide,
    Where we should go,
    We just ride...

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    It's doable, I did it last year with 34/18 (this was with a 24" rear - not sure what gear / inches). It wasn't too painful either, just a grind. You'll be fine.
    Now with more vitriol!

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    Thanks guys! I've got parts coming FedEx from Jenson, but it's good to know the SS is a viable backup for the ride in case I run into problems.
    - Joe

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    4 bikes 4 gears

    Done it a few times this year, it's a good time on the ss.


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    Are you kidding, that'ss the besst SS ride on the front range!! ENJOY!!
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
    "I'm not known for my patience. Patience is a polite quality and often appropriate, but it rarely gets things done. Impatience, however, is the hunger for results and intolerance for excuses and delays." LA

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    yep. another affirmative here. the last three times i've done it were SS, with a 32x20. (i'm a wussy spinner)
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    Great! I'll bring an appropriate brown ale along in your honor. Now I'm beginning to think I'll bring the SS even if I get the geared bike ready in time...
    - Joe

    Quote Originally Posted by scrublover
    yep. another affirmative here. the last three times i've done it were SS, with a 32x20. (i'm a wussy spinner)

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    a different breed

    you SS folks have a unique definition of "fun"... (freaks)

    ...me & my multitude-of-gears sure enjoyed this ride last weekend (despite the rain).

    enjoy the trail!
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    .And following our will and wind . . .
    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    I've ridden from Kenosha to Georgia and back several times. 26 inch Spot,
    34x18, no problems. Took me about 3 hours.

    Rod

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    legs the size of tree trunks?

    Quote Originally Posted by justarider
    I've ridden from Kenosha to Georgia and back several times. 26 inch Spot, 34x18, no problems. Took me about 3 hours.
    okay, forgive my SS naiveté, but do you guys walk/push any of that? while i've certainly done harder/steeper climbs, i was glad to have my 22 to drop down into even if pedaling on the high side of the cassette...

    25 miles in 3 hours is clippin' along pretty good for 11,500 feet in my humble ride-for-fun-not-for-racing opinion. kudos to you and your ilk.
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    .And following our will and wind . . .
    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justarider
    I've ridden from Kenosha to Georgia and back several times. 26 inch Spot,
    34x18, no problems. Took me about 3 hours.

    Rod

    About 8 mph average... damn!
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    Did it last month on my SS 29er. 32x21 3 hours or so is about right. I ave'd 6 mph on my SS, 6.3 mph on my geared bike last year. Yeah, I pushed some. Didn't make it quite to the top of Georgia due to the snow. I'm sure most of that's gone by now.

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    [QUOTE=gotdirt]okay, forgive my SS naiveté, but do you guys walk/push any of that? while i've certainly done harder/steeper climbs, i was glad to have my 22 to drop down into even if pedaling on the high side of the cassette...[QUOTE]

    Well in the pic "4 bikes 4 gears" above...we had to walk the snow drifts!! No, gotdirt, it really isn't that bad if you don't have the option. Also, when I did have gears, well I lived in the 22 on that ride!!
    Black Sheep...where it'ss at!!
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