I am a newbie to cycling, I currently have a cheap walmart mountain bike. (hubby would not let me spend much money in case I flaked out with riding), however, the more I'm on my bike the more I LOVE it.
I am doing a 35 mile ride at the end of Sept and have set goals for next year to do at least one century and then Bike across Kansas in 2011.
I have 1/2 mile of gravel/dirt road I have to get through to get to the road, and being new I don't know much about what bikes are good for getting past the gravel and will work well for long road trips. I talked to my LBS and they said they can help me figure out a bike that will work but I want to have a clue before I walk in there.
Can you give me some ideas at what I should be looking at as far as makes/models of bikes?
I appreciate it!!