Besides swimming and other related, relevant lifestyle tidbits I have decided to include my biking endeavors and bike life as well. I’ll try to leave it with those two activities as the main thrust.
So to continue on I figured I would start by introducing REKEN. This is a 20″ hardtail mountain bike which has seen a number of different faces, or builds as I like to call them. This most recent one was concocted due to my renewed discovery and love of single speed mountain biking. There is no turning back now. I have done some single speeding in the past and got frustrated with this or that not working for some reason or another. This time I stuck with it and I’m so glad I did.
I started this endeavor due to the fact that I haven’t been able to run due to injury. I found that single speed mountain biking is a equal substitute. You have all the trails of trail running plus the added bonus of strengthening the quadriceps on standing and climbing the uphills.
The most important aspect of it is that it is SIMPLE. What I mean is there is no thinking about “what gear I need to be in” or “why do my derailluers keep changing gears on there own”. The only thing you need to do is pedal!
I’ve learned a lot more then I did about chainline, dropouts, tensioners, and magic gears, just to name a couple aspects of SS Mtbing. It’s the learning that I enjoyed as well. Maybe not at some of the frustration moments I had putting this or that together but in the end it was worth it.
Just keep pedaling