I have a new friend - she's from Scheller's Fitness & Cycling in Louisville. She's a Trek Pure Lowstep. Here's a bit about her: Spin across town in comfort and style with Trek's Pure Lowstep. With its upright riding position and foot-forward design, the Pure lets you place your feet fully on the ground for safety and confidence. And getting on and off couldn't be easier with the low frame you can step right over. It's also one of the easiest bikes to ride you've probably ever tried thanks to the at-the-ready controls, upright handlebars, cushy seat, the 7-speed drivetrain that flattens the climbs and the powerful linear-pull brakes that give you total confidence.
This was a gift from HubbaHoney to me for Mother's Day. Why? Because I've always liked to ride but have struggled because I'm 5 ft. tall. I'm not comfortable teetering atop a bicycle and not being able to touch the ground when stopping. It's interesting, I wouldn't want to ride a motorcycle that felt that way either and believe me, I've ridden many a motorcylce that was uncomfortable. I prefer an upright riding position - much like the 250 Nighthawk I rode for a while. I recently had HubbaHoney pull the old Magna off the hooks in the garage and took another stab at for the kids' sake: "Come on Mom, ride with us!" It was terrible. It hurts my hands and my shoulders to lean forward like that AND worst of all... I CAN'T TOUCH THE GROUND!
HubbaHoney wanted to surprise me with a new bike with an upright position but was afraid to just buy it and bring it home (very wise decision). A bike is a personal item - it needs to be right. So, I stopped at the bike shop like he asked and told the guy what I wanted and he took me right to it! It was great! But even better... HubbaHoney came home with one for himself as well! We have had so much fun riding those Treks for the past two days! The kids keep saying "this is the best day ever!"
So, if you've missed riding a good bike - get away from Walmart and Target and get to a real bike shop - it's a wonderful thing. It's more money but I believe its well worth the investment.
I call my husband every day and tell him how much I like my bike. :) Thanks Baby!