More than my women even!
I used to be an avid bicycle rider, back in my teenage years, back in the 70’s.
I used to ride the Chicago lakefront, from Hyde Park up to Evanston and back, often several circuits on the weekends. You may have tried to pass me, back then, but you failed.
Well, now I am a lot older and many people can pass me easily, though I hope to remedy that situation to some degree.
I was just getting up to the point that I could do twenty miles a day, and I broke my own rule (never ride around cars) and was riding in the street, and I pitched over the handlebars to avoid a motorist, and fractured the crap out of my left wrist.
I am almost glad that I didn’t mess up my bike! LA County/USC is fixing up my wrist, at taxpayer expense. I doubt they would have paid for my bike, if I had crashed it, and I can’t afford to fix it, at this point in my life.
I just took my first post-crash ride, and I love the bike so much! My wrist will heal, but the bike is still in great shape.
I got the bike from Bikes Direct, it is the Centruy Compmodel. I have had few nice bikes over the years, Raleigh Super Course, Gran Sport, Dawes, etc, but this is by far the nicest.
It is the carbon frame that makes the difference. Light, rigid, and something about the way it absorbs the road shock, really makes it a nice ride. If you tap the frame it sounds like plastic, but it is totally rigid.
I notice a lot of folks hate BikesDirect, but you get a heckuva deal there, and I have had no problems with my bike. Great components, and a carbon frame at a price that you cannot touch with some of the name brands. Happy happy happy!