From the mailbag this morning:
hey you surly folk -
started with a 1X1 a few years ago. it rocks at going over rocks, around rocks, even under rocks occasionally when i'm in the right place.
then rock gardens started getting easier and i thought a fixie might make them more challenging. what better ride to fix than a karate monkey. one speed, drop bars, fixed 38X17. damn thing goes over rocks too, and around them, but not yet under them - no trips to moab with the km yet.
then i thought road rides might build the muscles a little better so i could do longer offroad rides.
picked up a pacer. friggin' thing goes over rocks too (little tiny ones packed down in asphalt form). dirt roads with a spattering of small rocks. gravel roads.
bottom line - your stuff rocks. now i got my eye on a steamroller. i've seen what they do to rocks.
work hard. play harder. be surly.
Damn straight, Ray. Thanks.