I'm new here, name is Charles, and I'm looking to get into cycling.
The main reasons are commuting and weight loss. Currently, I'm 280 at 6'1" (down from 305 by jogging, but that's become so boring). I also hope to one day join the ranks of the car-free.
ANYWAYS, I was looking at bikes today. Every bike salesman I've spoken to recommended a hybrid, so that's what I assumed I would get.
After a thoroughly uninspiring ride on a Specialized Cirrus, I hopped on a Bianchi Volpe, and was in love.
The low bars felt natural, probably thanks to my 3 years of sport motorcycle riding, and it was so beautiful.
I come back to the shop a few hours later to buy the Volpe, and SOMEONE ELSE BOUGHT IT.
My heart broke...
Salesman said I could order one, but I wouldnt' get the $75 off he offered earlier, and it would take over a week for shipping.
I test rode a couple of treks after that, and a lemond, but nothing is the same as the Bianchi. That Volpe and I had a special bond... the kind of bond that inspires a person to create art...
So I don't have a bike, but hi!