If you haven’t yet checked out the creative genious that is Team Dicky, get on over there.
He’s a talented singlespeed enduro nut with (apparently) bulletproof knees. He’s done TransRockies on a SS (the first perhaps?), and this year will do Iron Bike, a multi-day MTB epic race in Italy with an incomprehensible set of rules. In Italy, they have no clue what singlespeed *is*, and generally seem to think he’s insane. I think they’re right.
I asked him why he singlespeeds, and the response…well this is simply must read material. Resonse #1. Response#2. He has a way with words that sums up what it is all about to be an endurance cyclist…with a bit of flare. Two of his phrases stick with me, have become a mantra of sorts:
“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing”, and
“I don’t come for the kill. I come for the killing.”
Keep it coming Rich! And if those knees ever start to weaken…