I have not owned a bike since I was a kid, but have recently looked with envy at all the people on bikes that fly by me when I walk.
I can't spend much money right now on a bike, but I want to get on one ASAP.
Ideally, I would use the bike to get around town and eventually I would like to be able to take longer distance trips (25-50 miles) on mostly paved bike trails in my area.
Originally, I was going to buy a Schwinn from Walmart (just to get on the road) but I found this forum and it looks like a better option is buying an old mountain bike and putting slicks on it...? I would love advice about how to find a bike that isn't a ridiculously stupid purchase.
Is something like this reasonable? Ready-to-ride Trek Mountain Bike
Thanks for any advice, sorry I'm so clueless.