I have had a mountain bike that I have rode 347 miles on so far. I got it July 21,2009. I have been riding with my Uncle about 20 miles a day when we both have the opportunity. (I know not a professional rider) About a month ago I fell off of my bike and warped my rims into about a 100degree angle (taco if you will). So I straitened the rims but they still have a slight wobble (unrepairable). Anyway I bought me a Schwinn hybrid bike. It has thin tires and is made for roads. I have been riding it and yes it's easier but when I get done riding it was hardly any work at all, while my Uncle is wore out (I use to be just as tired as him). I kinda miss the being able to jerk around, cross ditches, hit roots, and turn quickly without falling, and have no problem going off roads. We usually ride around 8-10mph. What I am considering is taking this bike back and instead getting new rims for the mountain bike.
Would it be smart to give the Schwinn Hybrid bike back and use my mountain bike instead for road riding?
I ride in the summer on roads.
I ride around 20miles per day.
I ride at an average speed of 8-10mph.
I ride with my uncle who is about 60.
I ride about 6:15 when its cool outside.
I ride in the spring and fall with my cousin in the woods (dirt and loose sandy roads)
I ride at an average speed of 5mph at that time, going only 8.7miles per day
I ride late afternoon in the woods.
Any opinion is welcome and appreciated. I have to decide by July 28, 2010 7:30am EST
Also this is my first post and have just registered, so I hope its appropriate and in the correct category.