If you know me in person, then it's possible that you know I have a thing about cycling. And bikes. And shame on me for not writing about this stuff here. Anyway, a recent conversation among friends led me to thinking about the question: What is a reasonable number of bikes?
You see, among cyclists, there's the N+1 debate. (it's not really a debate, you need N+1 bikes)
Anyway, when confronted with the question, here's my answer to this pressing question:
- A road bike: In case you need to ride on the road.
- A hard-tail mountain bike: For riding easy trails.
- A full-suspension mountain bike: For proper mountain biking.
- A commuter bike: because it's good for the environment.
- A classic road bike: because steel is real.
- A cruiser bike: For lazy days on shared-use paths/trails.
- A tandem: because sometimes you need to take a friend out for a ride.
- A gravel bike or cyclocross bike: Because these are things you should do.
- One or two of the above for each child, spouse, or significant other.
- an e-bike. maybe a cargo bike. Maybe a cargo e-bike. For proper transportation & moving things around.
- a BMX bike. That'd be pretty sweet.
- any sort of single-speed and/or fixed gear bike. Some people are into that.
Thoughts? Suggestions? What bikes do you own or strive to own? Let me know :)
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