Sunday, April 29, 2007

I'm thinking hybrid

Many of you who know me in real life didn't know me in my cycling days. Back when Marc and I met, I was much thinner, and I was into cycling to keep fit. I would regularly ride 20, 30 or 40 miles at a very nice clip. Not today.

So when Marc and I recently talked about getting into better shape, I immediately thought of getting back into cycling. It would do both of us good, although Marc has a lot less weight to lose than me. He just has a bit of a belly he's fighting to get rid of.

My old bike was bought when I was in college. I think it's still in the back of the garage, but it wasn't looking good last time I looked. So we'll probably start from scratch. Perhaps matching bikes--and how obnoxious is that? :)

The question is, what kind of bikes? My old one was a road/racing bike, but I think that may be a harder ride than I now want. Also, my back doesn't appreciate prolonged bending quite the way it used to. So perhaps a hybrid bike? We have to go shopping, but from what I've found on these here Internets, it looks like a hybrid might be better than a mountain bike (or a road bike).

If any of you know about this stuff, feel free to chime in. I'll take any info I can get!

4 comments:

Dantallion said...

I know little about bikes. But if you HAVE to buy matching bikes, please at the VERY LEAST stop short of matching riding outfits, ok? lol

PatCH said...

Get one with two wheels.

Each.

Todd HellsKitchen said...

If it were me, I'd buy a hybrid...

But since I have no place to store it...

I have a Dahon folding bike that fits in the shoe closet...

CoffeeDog said...

Get a hybrid for sure, but make sure you get the kind w/o those sissy handlebars!

Good : http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=07Crosstrail

Bad :
http://www.specialized.com/bc/SBCBkModel.jsp?sid=07Expedition