I’m contemplating starting to ride a bicycle to work. I live about 1.4 miles from my office. There is an infrequently used shower at my office. I’m stupidly out of shape. I can’t afford a Vespa. I just spent $50 filling up my car. I sometimes find myself caring about the environment.
Those realities have come together to shape my thoughts about this subject. Unfortunately, I’m completely ignorant of the bicycle world. A brief investigation has opened my eyes to the numerous options available to me. Road bikes. Mountain bikes. Comfort bikes. Used bikes. New bikes.
So I’m turning to you blog-friends. I need your help.
- How much should I spend? I don’t want a huge investment as I might ultimately hate riding a bike to work.
- What type of bike should I be looking at?
- Is this a stupid idea? Either because it’s dangerous or too cumbersome with my job or some other reason I’ve never thought of.
- Anything else I should be considering?
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