Hi, I'm just starting to venture into the biking world. I'm in the military and used to run a lot. I have 2 arthritic knees now, so I thought it was time to switch to biking. I'm 5'11" and about 225, and never realized that made me a Clydesdale I've lurked here for a bit and have picked up some good info. Just bought a Trek 1200c to start riding. I figured the more upright position and 700x28 tires would suit me.
I was wondering what kind of gear is recommended to take along on rides. I'm assuming a spare tube, air pump, and tire tools? Is there anything else I might need. I'd hate to get stranded somewhere. Also, the 1200c came with Bontrager Race Lite tires and Matrix Aurora rims. Am I going to destroy these, or will they be ok?
Thanks in advance for any tips.