Well, maybe a single speed isn't the greatest for everyone. I'm still convinced that it's the way that I will keep the trek, but I sure did wish I had a few more the other day on my way home from work.
It was -5C, but the wind was blowing @ 60km/hr! There were times when I was standing up on the pedals, and almost wondering if I was moving forward at all.
The ride home took be 4X longer than it normally does and I went out of my way, to choose a route that was sheltered with trees and houses as much as possible. It was actually alot of fun seeing new sights on the way home and it did make me realize that I need to take different routes now and then, just to freshen things up.
All this said, I love not having to change gears while riding and I really like the way a bike looks with out gears. I'll keep trying running wiht one of the Trek for a while more. Time will tell.