Let's share our ride experiences. I'll start. I've posted in a few other threads about the single speed bike I got for Christmas. One thing that vexed me about getting a bike is that I've been having significant knee pain while riding. Now I have a new bike and I (reluctantly at first) began taking it out. After a few miles.... the pain in my knee would start up again. At first riding ss seemed about 2 to 3 times harder than riding a geared bike (for a given distance) due to not being able to shift up or down for conditions. I'm getting the hang of how to take the hills, how to start from a dead stop, when to just glide along, when to push. The thought process, at least for me, is a lot different than riding a geared bike. Anyway, tonight, the ride was like heaven. I did the full 10 miles and had no knee pain whatsoever. I finished strong and felt like I could have continued another 5 or 10 miles. It's the best I've felt after riding the single speed. The best part was that just before turning off the main road onto my street I was passed by a motorcyclist who gave me a thumbs up as he went by. Here's my route.