Hello! I'm a 40-year-old sedentary woman in hilly East Tennessee, and I made an enormous mistake yesterday. On a whim, I test-rode a 21-speed Electra Townie around the parking lot.
Now I'm hooked. I can't get this bike out of my head. I want one! But I don't know if it would be useful or fun. Is that the kind of bike I could take on a trail? (not a technical trail, silly, remember the word "sedentary" which = fat and lazy!) But a greenway type of trail? Hard-packed dirt with no rocks or roots?
Riding it on the local streets is out of the question -- they're narrow, twisty, and hilly, with no visibility and nowhere to go if a car comes at you out of nowhere. But there are bike trails and greenways. Is this the bike for me?
Many many thanks for any help!