Thursday, August 27, 2020
After months of deliberations, I decided to take the plunge. Having experienced horrible customer service at a big box sporting goods store, I walked in to a specialty shop in south Scranton. That's where I told the employees what I wanted, and what I wanted to do with it. They wheeled out a model I liked. The credit card came out, and the bike was in the back of my SUV within minutes.
That first ride, when I got home was unforgettable. It was a blazingly hot and humid afternoon. I was severely out of shape, and I learned never to ride on a full stomach. My stomach emptied as I got home, and I won't go in to those disgusting details.
I'm happy so many people started biking during the current situation, and I'm sorry bikes are tough to find. It's a great activity, and it's going to get even better with more trails being developed.
I'm a street rider, albeit at off peak hours. Yes, I do ride in a reflective vest, and I do have a very powerful headlight Joe Snedeker gave me a few years back.
If you're on the fence about getting a bike, I cannot recommend it highly enough.
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