Hi, my name is Debby & I live in Houston, TX. Found this forum and have already read some post that offer good advice and support for older riders re-entering the two wheel world.
I was looking for some type of exercise that would fit easily into my schedule and be convenient. I decided on a bike. At 51, it had been sometime since I had been on two wheels. After a brief stint with the first new bike (a Land Rider which I was never comfortable on and was stolen about six months ago) I purchased an Electra Ė Townie 3S. It was great! Very comfortable, easy to ride and I felt very stable on it. I had it less than a month and it was stolen. I have really missed riding it over the last few weeks. I am now looking to replace it. So, since I am starting over and now looking for my 3rd bike maybe someone has some additional information about a different bike(s) that might fit my needs.
I want to ride not race. I want comfort. I want to sit up straight (not hunched forward). I want to feel stable while riding and have my feet touch the ground when I stop (remember Iím 51 & would really like to make 52). Any suggestions or comments will be appreciated. Please, no rude comments about my lack of securing my bike. I have already had about as many as I can handle and I hope my homeowners insurance doesnít cancel me.