I own a Trek 820 which I ride around here on our hilly Illinois roads. I dearly love that bike. I love it so much that I'm contemplating buying another, similar bike to have as a backup in case mine gets broken, even temporarily. I live an hour from the nearest bike shop so if my bike goes down I am inconvenienced. Or maybe I can buy a different style of bike to have some variety. The 820 is a mountain bike and I get off the pavement quite often. Maybe I could get a road bike or a ?. Any good ones in the $250 range? I'm not too knowledgeable about what alls out there.
Any of you all got back-up bikes in case one gets broken?