I am wondering where the singlespeed fits in with the geared bikes. I have a few results where the times were close but sometimes even under a great effort the time is modest. Time is really all that matters. If I was faster it would be good to race the geared guys on one speed. If there are laps without substantial extended climbing sure, but on true Colorado courses that climb for 20 minutes at a time I'm just over matched on the way down. It keeps the drive, it allows me to not measure up, keeps that self loathing turning over in my head, push, push, push.