Just thought I would introduce myself. I am new to biking and still in the experimental stages of how seriously I am going to get into this. I am 40 years old and trying to get back into some semblance of fitness so I started running this summer. I started biking to supplement the running and I am finding I like the biking better. I have an old Huffy 924 10 speed that I have had since 1994 that I have been using. I would love a new road bike but I need to prove to myself that I will actually use it. I have put in about 60 miles in august so far and should easily go over 100 for the month. I have equipped my huffy with clips, a water bottle, and a cheap cyclo computer - oh yes, and new tires - the old ones had dry rotted. Anyway, I am really enjoying the biking and plan to keep it up slowing ramping up my mileage.
If your bike is a ten speed it is nearer 30 yrs old. A road bike with the shifters in the brake levers will be a lot more fun than with the shifters on the stem. You always need another bike and the Huffy will be a decent back-up for dirty road conditions or when your prime ride is being fixed.
Welcome. I'm new to bike forum and thought I would check out a few other intros. I'm not new to cycling though. You will enjoy the biking so much more if you get a better bike. My first year I logged 3,500 miles. It's amazing what you can do when you get hooked. Congrats on the running too. I've now got a pretty good weekly routine of running 3x and biking 2x. The cardio from the running really pays off when you get on the bike. Good luck and go shopping.
Well, I said that this site was dangerous. After reading and researching I finally decided that riding my huffy was not going to get it done and I went and purchased a 2008 Trek 1.5 from a guy in the area. His wife had ridden it for only about 4 months - I got it $650. I am thinking that is decent deal. Here is the link to the bike http://www.trekbikes.com/au/en/bikes/2008/archive/15#
I picked it up on my lunch break and now can't wait to ride it.
Rode the new/used bike and all I can say is "Wow!". What a difference. The biggest difference was how much easier climbing was and just how smooth and quiet the bike is. There is no doubt that riding is more enjoyable on a decent bike. I can't wait to get back onto it this weekend.