I grew up riding BMX bikes, in high school I switched to 1970's scwhinn cruiser with a single speed and coaster brake. I rode that bike all through college, till it got stolen and I replaced it with a newer one that I have today. I rode that bike everywhere and love it, to the beach and back everyday and everywhere in between. It was bomb proof, comfortable and I could even bunny hop it up 2 stairs. Served my purpose very well.
Now I don't ride as much. For exercise I play other sports, lift wieghts and jog. But I've had knee surgery in the past and my knee hurts!
So I bought a used Trek road and I take it out for rides usually for <1hr or about 12 miles. I like it ok, but I'm not comfortable on it. I like riding my schwinn better, the position is nice and it can handle jumping off a curb.
What should I do?
a. stick with it, I'm just not used to my road bike
b. get a hybrid (is there a tough one? swobo otis?)
c. just ride the schwinn
d. my road bike doesn't fit, get another one
Does anybody out there get good exercise <1.5 hours on anything but a road bike?