My first bike was a red Schwinn 20" fat tire hand-me-down that got 46 years ago. In turn I handed this bike down to my cousin and graduated to a spiffy NEW 26" 2-speed Schwinn Racer (thin tire, red). This was the hotest bike in the neighborhood until the five and 10-speeds started showing up. I loved the two speed because it was an internal hub shifter that had me riding while my buddies were trying to figure out how to untangle their deraillers. After I got married we moved into a small townhouse with no space for storing the beloved Racer. I gave it away to get room in my storage shed. That was 25 years ago.
Recently, I retired and gifted myself with a foldie, 2008 Dahon Vitesse D7hg. I still really like internal geared hubs. Now I can explore the extensive system of Columbia, Maryland bike trails that my assessments have been funding over the past 30 years. If you want to ride and commune with nature at the same time, Columbia has your ticket. These bike trails are amazing!
Looking forward to meeting you on the trail and on the boards.