Okay guys here is my situation. I live in Chicago, and ride all over Illinois, Indiana, Wisc, etc. I roll a SS 29er. My buddy from college is getting married in Boulder. I have relatives in Fort Collins. So the plan is to road trip in mid-june and ride for the week before the wedding. Will I die? Are the climbs going to be super bad? Should I swap out for 1x9? Any advice?