I'm doing the North Hampshire Audax this Saturday. I've never done one before. I think this one will be moderately hilly with some shortish climbs of which a couple could be steep. So - rapier or broadsword - what would be the best bike to use? I'm trying to decide between using my racing bike or firing up the Super Galaxy Racer is reasonably comfortable and I have lowered the gearing (has a 34T compact up front and a mountain bike 34T on the back), but I've never ridden it more than 45 miles on an outing and it has 23mm tyres, so some puncture risk Galaxy gives an armchair ride in comparison but is noticeably slower on the climbs. It's not a race, but on the other hand it would be fun to go round a bit faster!