Hello all!… I’ve been telling myself I was going to get a real bike, get riding, and get in a little better shape. I keep reading on here about you guys doing it, and I thought, “Why not me too?”
Well, today I did it. I had not found a bike that I REALLY liked, so I was just going to buy what I considered the best choice and make do… Perhaps change the seat, grips etc.
I drove to the LBS to buy it and found a note on the door that said, “Be back at 4:15”. Just to kill some time, I decided to drive a little ways to another shop and met my match. A Raleigh Detour 3.5 with a 23” frame. At 6’4” I liked the way it fit.
I’m sure some of you have taken that test ride and the bike just “Clicked”… Well this one did.
Add the water bottles and a Sigma bike computer and put it in the truck! The best part… it was a hundred bucks cheaper than the bike I fully intended to buy (and was going to settle for) today. Ya gotta love Karma.
The guys at the shop were so good I actually brought my wife back and bought her a bike too.
For our first ride we did 2.7 miles together. Then I dropped her off at home and did another 2 miles alone.
Today’s weight: 295. We shall see what we can do.