Hey guys, I've been wanting to get a Trek 1.5 for a while. Recently I was talking with one of my neighbors at a church event and brought up getting a bicycle.
A few days later I was mowing my lawn and he pulls up to his house and waves me over, shows me a bike and says that I should try it out for 5, 7, 10, 15, maybe even 25 months to get into shape for the one I was going to buy.
Haha thought that was nice, hopefully, he meant actually keep it, not just borrow it for 25 months
It was a Mt. Storm, nice little Huffy, I've only ever owned walmart bikes, so I can EASILY double my miles on this bike even though it's old. And I'm fat.
So I've been riding it for a while, doing roughly 10 miles a day, not a lot, actually I'm not even tired when I get back, so when you take into consideration that I haven't ridden for 4+ years, and I live at 5,000+ft, I have some potential.
So my question: I was thinking about taking this little guy on a 25 mile ride, it's a hard ride, it's straight up a canyon, on a highway, lots of cyclists, lots of turns, great views.
What do you think? Can I do it? Can it do it? What can happen? Should I bring water?
Also, anyway ever own one of these?