It's now almost two months later. Thanks to the coldest, snowiest winter in several years I never made it back to the store. Today it finally felt like early spring, so after lunch I headed out to get my bike. I explained to the salesperson that I was looking for something I could ride for recreation, mainly on streets and paved trails. He made some suggestions, then let me do test rides out in the parking lot. After trying out a few different styles I made my decision.
When I got home I took the bike out for a ride in the neighborhood. I was a joy to feel the wind in my hair as I pedaled along. So much different than my old bike, which had geriatric gears that didn't respond immediately and a chain that tended to fall off the derailleur when I shifted. I especially appreciated the nice suspension system and cushion seat.
I'm looking forward to putting many miles on this bicycle.
Five years ago today: Benvenuti