Well, my wife and I are new to cycling, and I've spent hours online reading some of the great posts here at bikeforums.net. Now that I've done some reading, I'm confused on a few points. I hope you guys can set me straight.
1 - Did I buy the wrong bike? My wife and I both purchased Giant Sedonas. We planned initially to just ride around town, but after just a few weeks, I'm hooked (she is coming along slowly) and we are considering working up to 15-30 mile rides with a local bike club. (Haven't joined yet) Is the Sedona going to do us justice on those longer rides? or is the Sedona too much of a "mountain" bike to make that ride doable? The guy at the lbs told us they were road bikes, but after more reasearch Giant's web site says they are intended for dirt trails..
2 - Lights. (This is the "stupid" question) We've added a CatEye front/rear light system to the bikes... When should we have the lights on steady vs. flashing? I would think flashing makes the most sense for visability of others to see us?? (I've already learned in another thread to add some amber lights to the front and get a reflective vest if really riding in the dark.... they are a future purchase as the winter gets here..)
3 - Bell. State law here in NJ that bells are mandatory (or a horn) - What is the LOUDEST yet SMALLEST bell you know of??
Thanks all! I searched the lists and couldn't find clear answers to these....