I want to buy a bike. At least, I think I want to buy a bike. I used to love my bike, when I was a kid, until we moved further out into the country when I was 13 and there wasn’t anywhere to particularly bike to, and it meant a lot of “on the road” biking, which I wasn’t entirely comfortable with.
Now, we’ve moved to the suburbs and there is a giant bike trail system that runs directly behind our house. And so, I think I want a bike.
Is it a guarantee that I would use it? No, of course not. I’ve got a pair of roller blades in the garage that I’ve yet to teach myself to use. But at least I’ve tackled the learning curve on riding a bike.
Trouble is, I haven’t had a bike for years now, and I know absolutely nothing about buying one. And I have relatively no money (as you know). But I’ve got to figure that at least one of you out there has some useful knowledge on bikes so…
Where do I start?
If it helps at all, I’m a tall, largely out of shape, skinny woman that will be riding mostly on flat, slightly stone-y terrain. So I probably don’t need anything that could be described as “x-treme.”
I’d rather not just hop into Target and buy the prettiest cheap bike that I see… or is that my best option for the cost? See, I don’t even know! Seriously – who out there knows something about bicycles?