This is my 1st post here and I realy don't want to sound so negative but I have got to vent on a subject that has been on my mind for somtime.
First let me tell you that I ride a Wal-Mart hybrid/mtn bike that I ride daily and with great passion. I have attended a few bike club sponsored rides in my area only to have "bike snobs" look down there nose at my Wal-Mart bike.
If these people realy want want to promote cycling than it should not matter if your riding a $2.00 garage sale bike or my Wal-Mart bike. Truth is not every one can afford a high end bike. So do we exclude these folks?
Take a look around your neighborhood..... Ill bet you will find more Wal-Mart, K-mart etc, etc, bikes owned by ordinary people who just plain enjoy cycling. Bike snobs wake up and smell the coffee and promote cycling.