Just get out there and ride! Don't need lycra or special shoes. A helmet is optional...your choice.
I am just a guy with a love of the bicycle and a firm believer it is a viable form of transportation. The bicycle is an amazing invention. It allows a small human to transport a large load over long distances easily. It is THE MOST ENERGY EFFICIENT FORM OF TRANSPORTATION...PERIOD!!!
Sorry...I have been a bit lax in keeping up with my blog(s) Work; both day job and night job have gotten in the way of real fun!
I bought this bike back in May to use as a runabout. It still has a ways to go before I am done with the accessorizing. It is a Redline R530 in the XL size. It is nice to have a bike to fit and not have to mess with seat posts, stems and the like and hope it will be okay to ride. And as is typical it was not equipped the way I wished off the rack...are they ever? So far I have switched out the seat post for a non suspension, added a Brooks B-67 saddle, ordered a generator hub for the front, added a Vectra Xb tailight and a Spannigia LED battery headlight for interim use. I will get the Lumotec IQ Fly when the generator hub gets here. I also have a sweet set of Basil Karavan Panniers on order for it. Still trying to decide which front basket I want to use, probably a mesh metal one.
I will post more as I ride the bike more and the rest of the parts straggle in.