Friday, October 23, 2009
While out for a walk the other night I had a little extra time to kill so I finally got myself into our local friendly bicycle shop (Chenango Point, Binghamton) to browse for a bike to reward myself with once I break through to ONEderland... :-)
I'm getting away from the mountain bike style which I've inherited from my son (Diamondback Wildwood) and aiming for a comfort / hybrid which will ride better over longer distances. Definitely upping from a 26" to a 27" as I seem to get so much more out of each rotation of the pedals! I'd like a bike which positions the pedals more in front of me than directly beneath me as the leverage on the pedaling seems much better.
The two bikes the fellow recommended for me were the Cannondale Quick 5 and the Specialized Globe Carmel. I didn't get a chance to ride either just yet as there wasn't time. But in looking them over I like the Specialized as the pedals seem to be shifted a bit more in front of the seat than the Quick. The proof will be in the ride. Going to be googling a bit to find out more. I was pleased that the prices weren't as stratospheric as I feared they might be...!
Oh...just discovered, the bike I rode out onto the Silver Strand in San Diego was the Electra Townie! Check out the forward position of the pedals here:
I love the leverage one gets when you pedal this thing! No hunched-over-Lance-Armstrong-e
rent-pavement for ME! :-)
Anyone have any suggestions for me to check out?
Been enjoying my food tracking and getting pretty darned cocky about reaching my goal...! :-)