bec0071 wrote:Thanks - yeah, I've seen a few recommendations for the Trek 1200, so I might start by having a look at that.
What about a drop bar touring bike? Is that going to be frustratingly heavy? I'm petite, so the weight of a bike makes quite a difference to me (I'd love to know how heavy my hybrid is - my bike-mad friends all freak out when they pick it up, so I suspect I'm pushing quite a bit!)
bec0071 wrote:Last year I was living in Melbourne and had a mere 6 km to ride to work, I've since moved to Canberra and have about 20k, with hills, to ride. Depending on the route I take, it can be all on-road or some on gravel tracks (but relatively well maintained).
bec0071 wrote:People keep talking about how it's not possible to ride during a Canberra winter, but I'm going to give it a go - I feel the cold, but I rode a bike throughout a Dutch winter without thinking about it, simply because everyone else was doing it...only they were often doing it in high heels and holding an umbrella above them.
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