Single Speed gets you into the ride. You get to know every elevation change & how many individual revolutions you can grind up a climb. On the City Circle path heading downstream Merri creek, from under Heidelberg Rd – that little pinch climb, on my s/s commuter, with a full backpack - it’s sometimes hit or miss where I can squeeze out that last crank before the top .
I always make it, but someday I might get an oncoming rider on my side or a dozy dog & then it’ll all end in catastrophe & I’ll be off pushing.
Just a bike & a place to ride.