Been out in the dales today on my unfashionable tiny wheeled over geared bike. Such good fun. Some pretty big climbs where I was definitely making the most of the granny ring, may be tempted down the line to switch to 1x if I ran 34/42 or something massive. Also, definite convert to frame bag over carrying a camelbak/backpack, I much prefer not carrying something on my back.
And need to put some money aside for some Shimano brakes, the hopes just aren't performing as well as they should and the shimanos seem super powerful. Anyone seen any good deals on a pair?