I'm not going to race the singlespeed class anymore. That's not to say I won't race a singlespeed, just not in a class defined as such.
Whelp, the 3 races I did in my age group this year were a lot more fun than the races I did in the SS class. The SS class has strong fields, but lacks the depth that the Cat1 40-49 has. It's much more challenging and fun to race a field of 30+ guys, than only a 1/3 of that.
I'm thinking about trying to race a bike with multiple gears sometimes too.
Blaspheme you say!
Maybe. Some courses, such as Hodges or Winding Trails, I think I'd do better with choices; I'm just not strong enough to push the big gear, or spinny enough to make a smaller gear work at flatter venues.
On hillier courses I still think the SS will be the bike of choice.