Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hilo Town, East Hawai'i
Bikes: 1994 Trek 820, 2004 Fuji Absolute, 2005 Jamis Nova, 1977 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36
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I lived up in Hampshire County for 8 years, where the world looks VERY different despite the relatively short distance. Paradise On Earth.
Almost any kind of bike should be plenty "rugged" for you - good bikes aren't particularly fragile. (unless you plan to really beat on it like jumping off tall curbs and pounding down steps) The thing you need to worry about is having strong wheels and the right tires. Get thee to a reputable bike shop where you can find out what's comfortable and they can give you advice on getting something that fits.
-=- '05 Jamis Nova -=- '04 Fuji Absolute -=- '94 Trek 820 -=- '77 Schwinn Scrambler 36/36 -=-
Friends don't let friends use brifters.
Last edited by bkrownd; 06-03-09 at 03:15 PM.