Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Introductions Welcome to the BikeForums community! Please introduce yourself to other forum members here.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-22-09, 03:09 PM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2009
Posts: 4
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Troy Campbell

I am hoping to get my wife and myself a bike in the near future. We live Eau Claire, WI so we are not in a hurry to purchase yet. We hope to be riding this spring. I am looking at giant bikes because a friend of mine owns a bike shop in Menomonie, WI and he sells giant. Does anybody have suggestions in what to look for in a bike. I am 47 yrs old and my wife is 39 we are not in very good shape so I think getting bikes will help us change that.
Thanks and a Merry Christmas to all
troymotates is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-22-09, 03:16 PM   #2
10 Wheels
Galveston County Texas
10 Wheels's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: In The Wind
Bikes: 2010 Expedition, 03 GTO
Posts: 31,002
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 708 Post(s)
This may help.

You have to start out slow. Don't be concerned about speed.
The more you ride the stronger you will become.
Take on problems as they arise. Flats, sore hands, feet, butts.

I started road riding 23 months ago. Had to rest 3 times on my first 6 mile ride.
Rode 15,800 miles this year.
Fred "The Real Fred"
10 Wheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-09, 02:56 AM   #3
LoRoK's Avatar
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Denver
Bikes: Super Pista, Basso, Big Dummy
Posts: 1,505
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome. If you really enjoy cycling, don't be surprised to find yourself out in bad weather. And for riding with your wife, one of you may progress faster than the other, or enjoy it more, so the other should be assured that they can enjoy cycling on their own, guilt free, when the other isn't interested or able.
LoRoK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-23-09, 10:00 AM   #4
Senior Member
CbadRider's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: On the bridge with Picard
Bikes: Specialized Allez, Specialized Sirrus
Posts: 5,963
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Welcome to Bike Forums! What kind of riding are you interested in? Paved roads or unpaved trails? Do you think you might use your bike to ride to the store or do other errands? Asking yourself questions like this will help to determine the kind of bike that will be best for you.

Regardless of the type of bike you purchase, make sure you get it fit properly. The bike shop you purchase from should take your measurements and adjust the bike so you will have a comfortable ride.
Originally Posted by Xerum 525 View Post
Now get on your cheap bike and give me a double century. You walking can of Crisco!!

Forum Guidelines *click here*
CbadRider is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:05 AM.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to and affiliated sites.
  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.