This summer the hubs and I have ventured out to do more bike riding. I’ve complained about my bike because it just is not comfortable. I’m not able to get a full extension on my legs causing a lot of knee pain.
On Sunday we took our first ever bike ride on the McHenry / Kane Bike Trail. It was beautiful. Dappled shade with straight – no hills biking. Our goal was to get to the Main Street Bike Shop in Carpentersville from our home. We made it there just fine. Sal’s bike needed a water bottle holder plus I had questions regarding my bike. How timely we should be at a bike shop, oh my.
Nick, the young man working there, came out and checked out the bike I rode to the shop. After demonstrating my riding abilities he suggested it might be too small. He brought out the Raleigh Venture 3.0 – OMG it was like riding a Cadillac. It still wasn’t tall enough and he brought out the next size up. Perfect. Sold.
We rode home, showered and drove back to get it. The front wheel comes off to load into the car else it doesn’t fit well into the Prius. When we got home we put the wheel back on and the breaks held on to the front tire. So it’s back to the shop today for them to show me how to put it back together properly. Into the suggestion box at Raleigh, video “how to’s” on your website.
I’m patient because it’s SUCH a lovely ride. PLUS, I can find a cute little basket for the front or make one.