New bike for older legs
I have been a regular cyclist for years, with about 85,000 miles on my Austro-Daimler bike since I got it in 1979. I am now riding about 10 miles each way to work, with the Portland west hills giving me about 500 feet of elevation in the middle of my ride. I don't trust pebbles or lights enough, so in the dark months (until March 8) I only ride 1-2 days per week when I can get out early. I am just now considering adding a new bike to my stable for the first time in 30 years. I would love to have sometihing that makes me feel as somfortable and at home as the home bike, but has some jump. I plan to continue to do an occasional long ride, but the 10 miles in 30-40 minutes that makes my legs sing will be the center of my riding. Any thoughts about the bike for me?