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    What is your new year reSSolution as a singlespeeder?

    Its the year of 2011 and the also marks the demise of 2010 .

    To think when 2010 started, the whole singlespeeding thing just caught up with me(or rather, I caught up with this singlespeeding fad) and absolutely transformed the way I rode. No more granny gears, no more procastinating before working into a climb, no more excuses for a lack of rider ability ...

    To me, 2010 was a great year. A year when I broke my singlespeed virginity

    For 2010, the very basis of singlespeeding has been instilled in many of us newcomers. For 2011, I hope to make reSSolutions. Becoming faster and stronger as a singlespeeder. Upping my gear ratio by a notch . Joining more races to highlight how competitive singlespeeding can get!

    Of course, I also hope to have a bunch of fancy-er parts on my bike by the end of this year.(Maybe a new frame! Any ideas?)

    Whats yours?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    Its the year of 2011 and the also marks the demise of 2010 .

    To think when 2010 started, the whole singlespeeding thing just caught up with me(or rather, I caught up with this singlespeeding fad) and absolutely transformed the way I rode. No more granny gears, no more procastinating before working into a climb, no more excuses for a lack of rider ability ...

    To me, 2010 was a great year. A year when I broke my singlespeed virginity

    Of course, I also hope to have a bunch of fancy-er parts on my bike by the end of this year.(Maybe a new frame! Any ideas?)

    Whats yours?
    To have an year similar to your 2010. Waiting for my SS to arrive via a Brown truck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    Its the year of 2011 and the also marks the demise of 2010 .


    Of course, I also hope to have a bunch of fancy-er parts on my bike by the end of this year.(Maybe a new frame! Any ideas?)

    get some gears!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    36/15

    To ride w/ 36/15 without knees hurting. I switched from 36/16 to 36/15. Doesn't look like much, but DAMN it is. i hope to strengthen knees this year. Happy trails.

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    New seatpost, ride twice a week, get a 100 mile endurance race under my belt.

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    36/15 is a killer combo. You must have a hard time finding pants you can actually fit your legs in.

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    I am getting 32x18 for my road MTB and perhaps a dropbar.

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    up my daily mileage......

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    What is your new year reSSolution as a singlespeeder?
    To ride more.
    Ride more!

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    Log more miles and increase my endurance....

    Build up the strength to run a harder ratio (currently 36/19)...

    Sell my 26er FS/geared bike and build a new 29er SS specific (currently running a Sette Razzo as a SS -- I'd like to make that my geared bike)...

    Shed some more lbs from my body....

    Enter a race (I've never raced before)...

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    to ride a Hundy on my SS

    Happy new year!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412
    Waiting for my SS to arrive via a Brown truck.
    DW: Am I to understand this as, you've already got one on the way???

    Drop a line some time - not going to make the Camas ride - crashed out at Growlers yesterday... =(
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    I'm going to compliment my rigid SS with an ht geary.

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    Step one be able to walk again without back pain.

    Second build the core and get back on a bike.

    Finally ride harder and faster on the SS than in 2009. 2010 was a slow year that ended in a major crash putting the body out of commission.

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    Strengthen the legs so my knees stop hurting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crux
    Finally ride harder and faster on the SS than in 2009. 2010 was a slow year that ended in a major crash putting the body out of commission.
    +1

    Crash on August 3rd, put me out for basically the rest of 2011. I got 25 miles in after the Doc cleared me before the weather went to crap here.

    I'll have my first custom frame in my hands in March, from a very talented local builder and possibly the bar far sweetest set of wheels I've ever owned on it.

    Goal for 2011- More miles which equals less stress, better physical condition, and more FUN!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Qanuk
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    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

    I like that quote. I've got a new FS/SS I've been riding a lot the last month or so. I decide to bring out my geared bike this weekend for a long, hilly ride. Gears were nice but required more thinking. Riding SS certainly clears your head.

    My goal for 2011: Lose a little more weight. I dropped from 256 to 185 in 2010. Boy did my riding change. My weight loss made SSing posible and taught me how much weight effects you on the trail. Another 10 pounds off will help even more.

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    I just want to ride more and incorporate riding into every day life. I want to commute to class and work, and find other ways to use the bike instead of driving or walking. Long ago in the year 2010 I stepped up and rode my bike to meet some guys off craigslist to sell them some bike parts instead of driving the 15 miles (7.5 one way), and this year I'd just like to go a step or two further.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsdc
    "I ride to clear my head, my head is clearer when I'm riding SS. Therefore, I choose to ride SS."~ Fullrange Drew

    I like that quote. I've got a new FS/SS I've been riding a lot the last month or so. I decide to bring out my geared bike this weekend for a long, hilly ride. Gears were nice but required more thinking. Riding SS certainly clears your head.

    My goal for 2011: Lose a little more weight. I dropped from 256 to 185 in 2010. Boy did my riding change. My weight loss made SSing posible and taught me how much weight effects you on the trail. Another 10 pounds off will help even more.

    Nice job on the weightloss! I made the switch to a SS in late August, bought a MilkMoney in OCT.

    My goal is to ride more in 2011 and drop 10 pounds. Also, I want to ride at least 12 new trails/locations. These are all 2 plus hours from my local trails. I'm also going to help my wife enjoy her first century in June!

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    Get stronger
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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS
    I just want to ride more and incorporate riding into every day life. I want to commute to class and work, and find other ways to use the bike instead of driving or walking.

    I'd like to break 2k bike miles for 2011....maybe 2011 miles for 2011?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HOLLYWOOD33
    Enter a race (I've never raced before)...
    Dude, the Coconut Cup #4 is at Amelia Earhardt Jan 23. That course is ideal for a SS. Come on out, I'll be taking up the rear in the SS class
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenLightGo
    Dude, the Coconut Cup #4 is at Amelia Earhardt Jan 23. That course is ideal for a SS. Come on out, I'll be taking up the rear in the SS class
    Damn... My schedule won't allow for that day...

    I just rode there the past 2 days (reverse), and I love it! Sooo much better for SS'ing than Markham......

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    Move up to the Sport class from Beginner in the local races.

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    Get myself down to a 34/19 on my monocog 29er... also I'd really like to keep the urge to buy a blingy SS frame to a minimum.
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    Teach single-speeders to stand up and save their knees from the abuse.

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    2011

    I want to go to NewYork, and race the Singlespeedapalooza.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheGenTwo
    Its the year of 2011 and the also marks the demise of 2010 .

    To think when 2010 started, the whole singlespeeding thing just caught up with me(or rather, I caught up with this singlespeeding fad) and absolutely transformed the way I rode.
    Fad???
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    I want to finish of my first SS over this coming winter and put alot more Kms under me.been SSing since sept last year and still loving it. I started on 32/18 but was too much for my tracks so went to 32/20, now after 3 months of riding the same tracks i am back to 32/18 and looking at 32/17 in the near future, really getting the hang of the momentum thing, its so cool to breeze past some geary guys peddalling like crazy and getting nowhere and i am out of the saddle grinding and just cruze past, i like that
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    1) Ride more (even short ones okay)
    2) SS even places I think I would need gears (no shame in walking)
    3) Lose some weight. (I'd be happy with -10lbs if I could keep it off)
    4) fix or nix my marriage

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    Same as every year since I was about 15. Ride more. Only now it is ride more with family at age 39.

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    Not walk my bike uphill no matter how steep it gets.
    Oh yah, and to ride my real bike, you know the one with gears, travel, toys...I miss that bike.

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    2011 will be first year going SS and I couldn't be more stoked! My SS was my gift to myself for getting upgraded from Novice to Sport. Hopefully doing my training on a SS will get me in the top 10 on a few Sport races in 2011.
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    convert more, influence more, ride more.
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    1. Be happy with the SS that I have (once the new parts arrive)
    2. Get the wife out on the trails more
    3. Get the wonder twins (my 12 yr old daughters) out on the trails
    4. Cherrish the riding time that I do get
    5. Upped my gearing on 1/1 (goal is to keep it there 32:16 or 33:18 so I can keep my trials fw)
    6. Continue on with my post hore duties here.

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    Ride as much as I can before the end of May (when baby #2 comes).

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    To not ditch the rigid for a front shock and to quit f'ing whining about the aches and pains the day after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hopsalot
    Not walk my bike uphill no matter how steep it gets.
    Oh yah, and to ride my real bike, you know the one with gears, travel, toys...I miss that bike.

    hahah. best avatar. i know exactly what video that's from.

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    Accept the fact that I don't have the money for a new bike. Ride mine a lot, maybe do a few races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zippinveedub
    Accept the fact that I don't have the money for a new bike. Ride mine a lot...
    My cheap Inbred brings miles of smiles ...and extra coin for beer. I like it that way.


    Oh, and as for resolutions? ...never got into 'em much. I do intend to drop a tooth next season, though. You know, keep up the Inbred thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TroutBum
    My cheap Inbred brings miles of smiles ...and extra coin for beer. I like it that way.


    Oh, and as for resolutions? ...never got into 'em much. I do intend to drop a tooth next season, though. You know, keep up the Inbred thing.
    Yep that's so true, shame I'm only 20. And I have no reason to be unhappy with my bike especially since I just rebuilt the drive train with fun surly, shimano, and kmc bits. Also ordered myself the rollenlager (thanks to inspiration from how good it looks on your inbred).

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    Ride more! Work less! ....and when I do work, ride there more often!

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    Ride a bike two or more times each week and lose three pounds each month during 2011.

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    I did it in 1999 and it was Freaking Awesome. 32x22 gearing and it was Brutal but Awesome!!!!
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    Finish the 86 mile Excruciation Exam this Saturday and drop the .9lbs to get my bike below 13lbs. It just takes money right?
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    Race

    1. After a couple of years off racing (I have a 2 year old) to race and finish an 80km enduro on my Dekerf SS. She just doesn't get enough love.

    2. Ride more. Either bike; any bike. Life is clear on 2 wheels.
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    Finally I ride 32x18 on 26x1.38" with my road MTB and it feels great.

    I might getting 32x16 but honestly I don't want to get faster than 33kph since the road here is dangerous.

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    Get back into SS

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    Ok, so I am signed up for racing at my LBS. I do xc mountain on my 29er and recently built up a beater raleigh that I converted to single speed. Is it worth my time to try a ss race and see how I will do? I would most likely like it too much and end up buying a nicer bike for single speeding
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    ReSSolution #1: Climb at least one vertical mile per week. More, if possible. Shooting for 300,000 vertical feet this year.

    ReSSolution #2: Do more family rides, camping trips, bikepacking, and fun on the weekends.
    For me, riding bikes is not a hobby, it is a way of life.
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