I don’t ride my single speed much. I like to think that I ride it just enough to remind myself how much I love my full suspension bikes. When I went Lake Calvera on Saturday, I brought along the single speed for the post work ride. Calvera does not beat you up too bad on a single speed, but it certainly adds to the effort per mile equation. After the trailwork and the ride, I was good and pooped at the end of the day.
It did not take long Sunday morning to realize that I had not been liberal enough with the sunscreen yesterday. I was not burnt, but a little toasty on the edges. Just enough to really feel the sun on my face when I went outside. It was an exceptionally gorgeous day and unseasonably warm in the 80s. I got quite a bit of the house and family stuff taken care of and around 4pm, I decided to sneak in a quite ride before the day was gone. So a quite 10 minute drive from the house and I was at La Costa for the second time this week. I also grabbed the singlespeed on the way out as it was right by the garage door and not hung back up yet. Ahh what the hell was the general thinking.
The single speed put a bit of a beat down on me as I was just a little stiff from the day before. I ended up having a good ride and caught yet another good sunset to boot.
This photo was taken of me by my good friend “Ty Mer”. He does some professional photography shoots on occasion. You can reach him at
20D Canon Street
Circuit City, CA 92081 🙂