A few months ago I got back into cycling after a 20-year hiatus. Things had changed in the bake world during that time but I knew if I wanted a bike my best bet was a LBS. I don’t have to tell any of you how out of shape I was because I am sure you guessed after that much of a layoff. Anyway I decided to get a comfort bike and ended up with a good little utility bike in a Giant Revive LX. It is indeed comfortable and great for those trips to the store and even the bike clubs ride and cruise. I think I may be putting more miles on my bike than my car. In fact it reminds me of a good family Sedan.
Next I found myself looking at some dirt covered bike trails close to me and the allure of a MTB started creeping into my mind. It reminded me of when I got my 4X4 so I could explore some places a bit off of the beaten path. I got a good deal on a used one.
After joining a bicycle club I found myself socializing with several people who were very interested into the road part cycling. I will confess I was surprised to see how friendly they were even after sitting on those narrow seats for hours on end. To me these are like the sports cars of the bike world. What man can resist a sports car for long? Today I came home from the LBS with a new addition.
It may not be a Porsche, or Corvette but to me it is at least a Mustang GT. I expect to take some ribbing from the guys tomorrow at the club ride. But while I may be at the back of the pack I know I will be doing something I enjoy and I will be smiling when we take a break.