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I was inspired by our guest article “Commuter Racing by Jack Elder” and I dusted off my Ibex X-ray Cyclocross Single Speed bike.

My only problem is that I have no one to race with! The Messican dudes riding their Huffys on the sidewalks don’t really count. (Although I had a few that tried to keep up with me)

So what’s my solution? Time Trial! Today was a great day, I hit very few red lights and I had a slight tail wind so I was able to shave off 6 minutes on my way home. (Can’t really time trial on the way to work, no showers!) The next step is to replace the front ring with a 42 instead of the 38 that I’m currently riding with or I may install the 9 speed Dura-Ace derailleur/shifter/cassette for a 1X9 set up, I know those parts are in my garage somewhere…