Hi Everybody! This website is spectacular! After realizing my need to start exercising, I started riding a very old 'garage sale' bridgestone road bike my uncle gave me, and after about 3 weeks of riding and feeling great (other than some sore knees) found myself at the LBS looking for something newer. I was finding that because of my time restraints, 6-12 miles about 5 days a week was a good fit. I originally wanted a mtb in case I wanted to hit a trail once in a while, but found the ride to rough for the streets, so I ended up with a Trek Navigator 200 since I had <$400 to spend. At 31 yrs old, I'm beginning to think I'm the youngest Navigator rider out there, but I love the thing and it sure beats a huffy, right? I keep it between 13 -18 mph, and it's pretty confortable- I knowingly traded speed for slighty more relaxed ride and a better look at the scenery (which is beautiful along Lake Michigan!)
Anyway, I just don't feel 'right' (physically or mentally) if I don't get on the bike, even though it's only a few, slow miles compared to alot of you guys. I'm falling in love here guys! I used to think y'all were crazy, now I'm beginning to catch the craziness.
Thanks everyone here for providing a great, onformative, supportive website!