Same bicycle route! Same location! Different bikes! Yesterday, while on one of my incredible, epic commutes, I traveled 7.7 miles each way. That’s a total of over 15 miles!
While riding this phenomenal bicycle route, I passed through a section that I use to take to work and home over 3 years ago.
Three years ago I was riding a 24-speed hybrid bicycle because I loved the way it rode. With 700c wheels I could easily hold adequate speeds on smooth roads. And because the wheels were so large, could easily ride over rough roads and bumpy sidewalks. Or dodge moon sized potholes in the road.
Another benefit was the gear range. Riding up steep hills or struggling against high winds were much easier, especially while using the granny gear. The granny gear is the smallest of the three sprockets on the crankshaft.
This very capable hybrid bike made my bicycle route much easier than the Walmart bicycle I tried beforehand. I hated the Walmart Roadmaster mountain bike so much, I sold it in less than a month.
Unfortunately, as reliable and fun as it was to ride my hybrid bike on my daily bicycle route, it wasn’t ideal.
At home I had no where to store it. If it rained I got wet, because I had no choice but to ride it home. And one time my granny gear got jammed, because I never used it.
During this 15 mile ride I noticed a few things about the Tern Link D8.
First of all, it rides exactly like a full sized bicycle. I can store it at home. Take it anywhere I want. Bring it onto a bus or train. And the gears never jam up, because there’s only 8, but super efficient.
When I arrived home I wasn’t tired. My butt didn’t hurt due to the great saddle that comes with the Tern Link D8. And the gears had me flying on the flats and blasting up the hills, despite the wind.
As far as I’m concerned, this was a successful run on my old Bicycle route.