Join Date: Mar 2006
Bikes: Waterford RS-33, Salsa Vaya, Bacchetta Giro 20 ATT
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FWIW, my assessment of a new location (in my case, Greenville, SC) for cycling proved inadequate. I asked LBS people, explaining the type of riding I prefer. Their input was overly optimistic. The infrastructure (from a safety standpoint) is poor at best. From a quick search, it looks like the area has decent cycling activity. The Greenville region is fine for group rides in rural areas. And mountain biking is superb. However, commuting or just riding around town for errands would be suicidal...no shoulders and few interconnected sidestreets with which to avoid the arterial road traffic. If you can swing it, spend a week there. Rent a bike and do your brand of riding.