My wife & I are ecstatic owners of new carbon road bikes. We ride about 3x per week on a MUP that is about 35-40 minutes a way. To say we are enjoying the ride is an understatement. The only problem is that you need an extra 1 1/2 hr in travel time just to get the ride in. The other problem is that we have a limestone trail 5 minutes less than 5 minutes from our house. We debated trying to ride the roadies with the 23C tires on the limestone but it didn't seem like a good idea or safe. We have heavy 10yr old Raleigh Comfort hybrids that we used to ride on the limestone but we can't seem to motivate ourselves to get back on the heavy beasts after riding the carbon roadies. After much deliberation we have decided on new flat bar road bike hybrids (Raleigh Cadent FT-3) - heck of a deal at $750 each. Now I am waiting on the extra cash for the weekend seminar I worked to get these bad boys and I am chomping at the bit. It will also allow me to add an extra ride or two per week into my schedule. Also considering riding it to work and back as long as the weather holds - any commuters that travel the limestone to work - any recommendations ??
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