Congratulations on a happy six years and so many miles on your RST; wonderful!
Yes, it can make such a difference when the gearing is "just right" for one's needs, as I (re)discovered with a cassette change here recently on my Sherpa. The gearing is something one uses on every ride, and changing to the smaller chainwheel didn't just change your high and low, but everything in-between as well.
It just shows that sometimes it pays to have a fiddle
You may be as tired hearing this as we sometimes are with Hollywood, but I believe your general part of the country (Port Isaac and surroundings, anyway) was shown in the Doc Martin
television series, just concluding its latest season on our Public Broadcasting System stateside. Beautiful part of the world, and the hills shown above the town (nevermind in
town!) looked like they'd really give a workout.
Thanks for the positive feedback on the gearing change; always useful to hear what works good, better, and best.