"Rode the whole way home in the easiest two gears of my 1x9 setup in tonight's snow. Lets me pedal a bit smoother and also lets me churn through the loose drifty stuff just to the outside of the packed car tracks, which I find has a bit…"
"Plows haven't been out yet, and there was quite a few slippery ice patches beneath the loose blowing snow. Had my rear wheel break loose from under me a couple of times and had to counter-steer to bring the back end back into line.…"
"Thank god Kubrick himself served honorably for years, thus giving him the right to create such a powerful and scathing film, because otherwise where does that freaking guy get off, right?
Aside to the OP: find a bike and get outside and ride it,…"
"But seriously, to the OP, I hope you find what you're looking for. Get on some road bikes, figure out what you want, and get out there! The world really is an amazing place when it's seen from a bike.
If you're looking to…"
"I really hate to shill, but the Jamis Satellite Sport sells at $695. I'd say it qualifies as a more than decent bike. We've sold a great many of them to people looking for a quality first road bike, and it's performed…"