I purchased my Escape 3 about 6 months back and I do love it.
What is killing me is that I purchased a cycling computer and put an App on my phone that showed me my speed.
As competitive as I am, I can only max out around 16-17 mph for 18-25 mile rides.
I did not realize how much I would love cycling and I am doing it daily!
I talked to my LBS and it looks like getting up to the 18-22mph range may require a new bike with better components.
I DONT want to get a road bike as I LOVE hybrids!!
Sooooooo . . . .
I am considering either a FastRoad SLR or Specialized Sirrus Comp, which seems to be geared to what I am wanting to accomplish.
Current ride - all flat, paved roads. Hills encountered entirely on accident (I live in Houston lol)
Height - 6'2", 220 (lost A LOT of weight cycling)
Want to end up doing some Centuries and charity rides without getting completely left behind.
(I know that I am the "generator of power" and I control speed but there is only so much one can do with the Escape 3, right?)
ANy help would be appreciated!!!