|Has anyone done Ride the Rockies on a fixed gear?||fixedgearnut|
Nov 20, 2002 3:12 PM
|My buddies & I have done Ragbrai for the last 3 years (I'm the only one on a fg). This year, they want to do Ride the Rockies. Has anyone done it on a fixed before, and what gear ratio did you use? TIA.|
|There is a guy who did Boston/Montreal/Boston on a fixed.||onespeed|
Nov 21, 2002 2:46 PM
|re: Has anyone done Ride the Rockies on a fixed gear?||cxfan|
Nov 25, 2002 9:43 AM
|I have done 6 RTR of geared bikes. I you can climb for 15-20 miles on a fixed gear and be able to ride 65-100 miles a day at altitude and big rollers with high speed descents (55mph plus), go for it.
You would propably want to ride a 39x21. The last day last year was 85 miles with a 45 mile head wind all day. The fast kids were in under 5 hours with big echolons and pacelines.
I have met a guy that did it on a single chainring up front and a 5speed in the rear (42x12-19) and he was hurtin the last couple of days.
|re: Has anyone done Ride the Rockies on a fixed gear?||ScienceGuy|
Dec 7, 2002 7:14 PM
|I'm sure your wonderful teammates would tow you if you get tired. I hear they're great guys and quite good looking too.|| |