I used to be a runner until recently when my doctor recommended I take up cycling to get rid of a couple of niggling injuries. So I went to the local department store and got a cheap bike intending to use it for short 1/2 hour rides a few times a week. Next thing I know I started using it to commute to work.
Then last week I went on my first group ride from the LBS. Talk about being the odd one out, everyone else there had their fancy road bikes and here am I with my 35 lbs clunker with 2 inch tires! I'm now looking to upgrade my bike but may try to hold off until I have biked through the winter before deciding what type of bike is best. This cycling sure can get addictive!