Join Date: Sep 2008
Bikes: 1986 Fuji touring series lll ---- Raleigh Venture 3
First off, I did searches. I have been reading old posts here for 2 months. Nice site!
I ride because I like it. Mostly by myself. Just started riding about 3 months ago. Forgot
what I was missing. I am 42, the last time I rode I was 16 on a Peugot road bike that was
bought In Germany. Hit by Car, Have not rode untill now. I have a Raleigh Venture. I ride
12 miles a day when I get home from work. Sometime's 16miles. On weekends I always pedal
to Midland and back, 40 miles. The Pere Marquette Rail trail is right across the road from my
house!! Was thinking about a cheap road bike. I am not into all the fancy cycling wear. I dont
have anything against those who are.
I would like to go farther , and on some roads. Too the Mackinaw Bridge possibly. Who knows.
It takes me 1 hour 45 minutes for my 20 mile trip. Close to 4 hours for the 40 mile round trip.
The wind is always there on the return route. Would a CHEAP road bike be better for that than
my 26in by 1.50 tires.?? I will try to find a older decent bike rather than a cheap box store bike.
What do you think??
Try not to pick me a part to bad..