Good for you! I know the Schwinn you're talking about...its a great bike for beginners. And very comfortable. I have some very nice racing and touring bikes but when I decided to get s Mt. Bike I too went the less expensive way and bought a bike from Target for $100. Its a VERTICAL all aluminum frame. Its got shocks front and rear...its heavy but I just turned 60 and i just like to ride nice easy paths and flat terrain. I will eventually build up to more challenging rides.
I have a couple of suggestions for you which will make winter more ejoyable and keep you riding. First buy a gel seat cover. If your anything like me those seats really are painful! It will allow you to ride longer and it will make indoor training tolerable.
Secondly go to a bike shop or go on EBay and see all the new indoor trainers that sre available. I have an old Vetta windtrainer which is fine but the newest technology with these machines is pretty cool! Hope this helps...let me know how you're doing and good luck!
Peace and keep spinning! Scott.
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