Hi all. I've been lurking for a few weeks, gleaning as much information as I can to help my decisions in getting back into cycling. I'm a 51 year old clydesdale that's been away from cycling for quite a few years.
I've been very interested in commuting for some time now, but I've been balking because of the necessity of crossing two major highways. The commute is 7.1 miles one way - easily do-able once I got my doubts behind me. So I started riding about 10 miles a day for the past few weeks on an xmart mtb a friend gave me while shopping for a decent commuter.
The bike I settled on for my commuter is an older Gary Fisher Tassajara, steel frame without shocks, with michelin country rock tires.
I'm loving riding again, and I'm already looking forward to picking up a road bike later!