Hi there. My son, a bike racer, referred me here. Yesterday, my husband and I took a bike ride in NYC on the bike path all the way downtown. We had a great time. It rekindled a real enjoyment of bike riding. We used to do lots of bike riding when we were first married, always with the kids on bike paths on our vacations, etc. We didn't do biking all the time, but it has been a part of our lives.
Anyway, fast forward to yesterday! Now, I'm 40 lb overweight, 51, female, and I don't exercise AT ALL. Although we did about 10-12 miles yesterday! (Was very tired!)
So, I'm interested in bike riding for exercise and recreation. I'd like to consider a new bike and comfort is paramount. I expect to ride about 20-30 minutes a day for exercise (at the beginning) and for recreation between 10-15 miles with increasing frequency, maybe more as time goes on. Budget is not a big factor...if I have a wait a little to replace my current bike to get quality, I will.
So, where do I begin to shop for a good quality bike? Am I even asking the right questions?? Thank you!