Hi, first post here. I'm 29 and over the last five months I've gone from 271 to 218 and would like to lose another 30 pounds. So far I've relied solely on dieting but I know I need to be more active. And as I lose the weight I feel as though I want to be more active.
My initial impulse was to join a gym but I don't want to bulk up so I would mainly be using the stationary bike and treadmill. With spring this close I didn't want to get roped into an annual contract so I decided I'd be better off spending the money on a bike.
Long story short... I'd like to spend $300-400 on a bike, preferably a hybrid, and I think I have it narrowed down to two. The Sedona DX and the Trek 7100. From what I've read so far everyone seems to be very happy with the Sedona DX. Any thoughts or suggestions?
http://www.trekbikes.com/bikes/2003/citybike/7100.jsp# (that shows the womens bike, not the one I want ).
I just want something for riding around town, probably no more than 5 miles each way. And I definitely want to stay in that price range.
I haven't been to look at either, just been checking them out online. I'm going later today. What should I expect? I'm assuming I should ask them to ride it, right? What is a good time/distance for a test ride? Any "must have" accessories? Any other tips? Until now my shopping experiences have been limited to Wal Mart, etc. It's probably been about 10-12 years since I've ridden regularly.
Thank you in advance for all of your help!