I'm probably older than anyone here; that fact is key to my questions. I haven't biked for decades but will purchase a bike soon and intend to transport it occasionally between my two house locations that are 550 miles apart. So weight of bike, and ease/weight of hitch carrier are important.
I am fairly agile, flexible, 130 lbs., and trying to decide on the best bike to buy. I saw a Trek 7.2 recently and thought it might work for me. I've been considering hybrids, and need advice on what type of bike works for an older woman....I need a balance between the light weight I need for lift ability and maneuvering, and the stability that usually comes with greater weight.
How do I find this balance? It is not something that can be quickly determined by a spin around the parking lot near the bike shop.