Curmudgeon In Training
Registered: Jun 2005
Location: San Diego, California Hi all, new member here.
I'm doing the research, but perhaps I could ask for some advice as well. I'm 54, 5'10" tall, 65 pounds overweight, and I've never been very athletic. That said, I'm becoming a convert to exercise and nutrition (I guess it's that age thing!). I've begun working out 3x at the 7/24 gym, and I want to get a bike. Biking was the one thing, years ago, that I truly enjoyed that actually improves fitness.
I don't want to spend an arm and a leg. I'm thinking $250-$400 or so for a bike. I'm in San Diego, and there are several good reputable bike stores here, so I won't go to a department store or sporting goods store.
Anyway, since it's been a while since my last bike, I'm not sure about all the new models out there (but it's pretty exciting!). It looks like I should probably be considering either a hybrid or a comfort, but I'm not sure how to make the choice.
I hope/plan/expect to be riding about an hour-ish 3x a week,
give or take, plus riding the bike to the gym (which is only a couple of miles away). I live in an urban area, modest hills, some very busy streets, and some easy-deal side streets. I'm also very near Balboa Park, for anyone who knows the area.
Sorry for rambling. . . so -- hybrid or comfort, in a sentence or two, how can I choose?