**Non cyclists look away now - boring technical stuff!**
I'm off on an EasyJet flight to Geneva and going to ride back to Spain, visiting lots of mates who happen (by their misfortune) to be on my route. It looks like there will be a few Cols on the way so I have fitted a Stronglight compact 34 x 48 crankset.
34 x 27 gives me . . . (gets out v old Texas Instruments calculator) . . . a 34 inch bottom gear, hurray!
Mind you, I never yet saw a hill I couldn't walk up.