The past two Thursday mornings have worked out well for me. I’ve been able to get out on the nearest trails and put some miles in. Riding these trails does wonders for cleansing the grey matter.
Riding singlespeed has helped with this a lot too. I’m not thinking about gears, not listening to the chain flailing about, other than the hysterically loud singlespeed rear hub on my bike…it’s pretty quiet. I do have a suspension fork on my bike…so maybe I’m not a singlespeed purist. But I’m also 47 and the squish helps ease some of the moans, and groans, of my abused for amusement old bones. Two wheels, one gear, simple. To me it’s a more direct connection to the bike/ride as well. I’m not using 30 speeds to help me do anything. If I make it…I made it, if I don’t…that’s on me too. I like that.
Riding singlespeed is like being a kid again. Just you and your bike against the world.