After my bike breaking and having to fix the crank. I had a chance to test drive a few new rides at my local bike shop. (www.freewheelerbikeshop.com). I probably should not have done that. Now I am ready to make a change. I realize that the bikes I have are great (1995 schwinn and a 2010 Fuji Road bike) The Fuji I won’t ride to work anymore, and I have put lots of miles on the old schwinn while commuting.
While at the shop I took a look at a urban / commuter bike (raleigh Misceo) http://www.raleighusa.com/bikes/hybrid/misceo-12/ It is a mountain bike style road bike. 700 size tires that just glide like a road bike but a feel of a mountain bike. I was amazed a the ease of the ride. I can see that it won’t be long till I get a new bike. I just hate the idea of purchasing another bike while the trusty Schwinn is still alive.
Also, in the last few weeks I have been reading about commuting and the biking scene. I ran across this great little discussion on driving privileges
How we take driving for granted, and have a society that counts driving and unsafe driving as the normal.