OK. For those of you that might have advised me on another thread I had regarding, keeping my DSB Schwinn Ranger, please bare with me.
I road my Schwinn tonight for the last time. I rode it down to Target and returned it for a full refund. The thing was driving me nuts tonight, the way it was shifting. The writing was on the wall. I needed a better bike.
Now I am heading to LBS in morining to get outfitted. However, something has dawned on me. Do I need a Mountain Bike? Or would a Hybrid suit me better? My typical ride involves 25% street and 75% path. It may lean more towards street if you average a longer period of time.
It occurs to me that many in this area are Mountain Bikers that like to Jump, RAmp, Climb etc. That is cool but for me I just want to pedal hard and go fast while getting a good work out. The roughest thing I will ride on is a gravel path that is mainly just flat.
Maybe I should be looking at a Hybrid? My only problem is I don't want to look like Angela Landsbury heading down to buy a tin of muffins. The Hybrids look a little more like they were designed for the geriatrics. I am only 34 and still get carded for buying beer sometimes
So I don't want to look like a dork. But I also want to buy the right bike for my riding style. I am strongly considering the Trek Voyager 200 http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2004/...vigator200.jsp Whoops...I guess that is a comfort bike. Oh well, it looks like Hybrids are about the same.
Again, I know this is the Mountain Bike area of the forum. THat is why I am asking, "Do I need a Mountain Bike?"