Depending on how you ride, this gear might seem too small,
or too big.
I think this gear will give me the best range for climbing the hills, cruising the flats, and pedaling into the headwinds on the descents.
As a back-up plan, I will likely thread a 20T freewheel on the other side of my fixed/free flip-flop hub. That way I can just flip the wheel around and have an easier gear for the climbs if I simply cannot turn the cranks. The rear brake may have to be left open for this to work, but I can then flip the wheel back to the 18T side when I reach the summits. I hope to do the whole ride without flipping the wheel, but I'm just not sure which one gear I need.
Any thoughts? Have you done a mountainous road ride with one gear?