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    SS only races

    Here in NY we have the Single-Speed-A-Palooza in the Hudson Valley at the end of April. I just got my first singlespeed and I can't wait for the race.

    Are there any other SS only races?

    Extra credit if they are within driving distance of New York.

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    Given the choice, a singlespeeder prefers to beat up on geared bikes.

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    https://www.nomambo.net/SpillwayRaceDead.jpg

    We hosted our first SS race last year here in New Orleans. This year we'll be back for another Halloween race with a new spin... at night!

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    would like to reg for the palooza next week never raced or rode there before just wondering what type of course it is and if my 36-18 gearing would work there w/my surly 1x1 been riding ss for about 2yrs on LI and using this gearing for about 1yr, thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat guy
    Given the choice, a singlespeeder prefers to beat up on geared bikes.
    I don't know about that, but I would often finish on the podium in my CAT1 age group, whereas I finished 20th in the Expert/Pro class at Singlespeed-a-polooza. Problem is SS'ers know all the same tricks as me, and are playing to the same strengths.

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    SS Category in a lot of places. WORS, Iceman, Ore to Shore, MnSCS and closer to you the NYS MTB Series.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    It would be interesting to have a SS race where the bikes are equal in gearing - sure, it can be SS, but there might be advantages and disadvantages with riders who opt for taller gears than others.

    How about a race where the front ring is only 34, rear 17... 26" wheels
    Or one that's just 29er - nah, that would just create madness as a cluster F.

    SS only races are fun.

    SS racers in gearie racers are even funner!

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    I don't know of any other singlespeed only races in the area, sorry. But, the local H2H race series, has singlespeed classes. Here is the link: http://www.wmba.org/H2HRace.html

    I raced the SingleSpeed-a-Palooza last year and it was a blast. I already registered for this years race, as it seems to be filling up fast. I have to get the training moving, as the race is longer and earlier this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeny
    I don't know of any other singlespeed only races in the area, sorry. But, the local H2H race series, has singlespeed classes. Here is the link: http://www.wmba.org/H2HRace.html

    I raced the SingleSpeed-a-Palooza last year and it was a blast. I already registered for this years race, as it seems to be filling up fast. I have to get the training moving, as the race is longer and earlier this year.

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    Cool - I hope to get into the Chequamegon 40 this fall. I sent in my application a few weeks ago...
    That would be like a SS race all in itself. I've done it 3 times prior, only in the SS class. I expect to finish in a little over three hours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat guy
    Given the choice, a singlespeeder prefers to beat up on geared bikes.
    1+ Yep it's a lot of fun racing the geared guys, really fun when the course twisty or hilly.

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