Recently I've been thinking about getting a bike. Not necessarily to ride long distances or even daily, but for casual evening rides with the boys (also want a bike trailer...).
Now... I know nothing about bikes. The last bike I had was a Murrey that I got in late elementary school (or whenever I was able to ride a 26" bike) and I had it all the way through college until I sold it at a garage sale about 3 years ago for $10. I'm sure it was a $70 bike or so and it lasted, what, 15 years?
So, of course when I think of "getting a bike" I think... Target... WalMart... Cheap. Under $150 or so (and to me that sounds high). However I've been seeig a lot of people on FB and blogs and such talk about buying bikes... And they mention the prices upwards of $500 and more and my flipping jaw drops because uhm... That's almost half my mortgage payment and hello... I could buy a nice new lens for Big Kahuna.
So, I wondered if I'm missing something... What's he deal with bikes... Pricey bikes to be exact. Are they more for daily riding as transportation or for sports/races? Or are cheap bikes for the birds? What's wrong with a $150 Schwinn or hell, a $80 Huffy?
So my questions to you...
Do you have a bike?
How much was it?
How much did it cost?
Do you have a good reason for spending more or less on your bike or do you just prefer top-of-the-line (or prefer a bargain)?
Ready... Set... Go!
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