Same route, same conditions, different bikes. How much difference could there be? The loop is fairly flat for the first and last quarters, with a 350ft climb in the middle up a hill known, to me at least, as Double Gravity for it’s deceptive nature, it looks fairly flat but sucks all the energy out of you.
Thursday evening I headed out on the Bob Jackson, taking 69 minutes, tonight I did the same route on the Singular Firebird in 58 minutes. Unscientifically proving that gears and titanium are worth nearly 20% over steel and a 64″ fixed gear. The Firebird is also a lot more comfortable, but then it should be given that the frame alone is worth more than the complete Bob Jackson cost.
Back to tiling the kitchen floor tomorrow.