Well, my "starter" bike has gotten on my nerves enough that I've decided to get another bike to keep me riding. Even though I knew it was only a temporary bike, and I'd eventually move up to something better... for $700 I would have expected far less problems (I had problems with wheel defects flattening the tubes, the brakes have always been noisy and have been in the shop multiple times AND failed completely on me on a ride, and I just had to replace the chain and rear cassette after only 900 miles). I honestly had less problems with the $99 bike I got at Wal-Mart and rode for 12 years.
Anyway, a friend of mine is selling his Giant Anthem full suspension 29", and I've been riding it for a week and am amazed at the difference between it and my starter bike. I just need to put some better pedals on it, my ergo grips, and I'll be good to go.
Once I attain my goal weight, I'm going to reward myself with a Yeti SB95. I think that is great motivation. :)
| Pounds lost: 130.0