><I just bought a Trek 7300 to get around town on, as well as for exercise.
><I've been just riding on my quiet backstreets.
><I haven't been on a cycle in 25+ years. I'm still getting used to it,
><trying to cycle in a straight line, etc.
><I need advice on road cycling.
><Any advice is greatly appreciated. Gear, technique, etc., etc.
Honolulu there is an organization called the Hawaii Bicycling League.
From them you can usually find out who might be willing to offer a couple
months training for beginning riders. A couple of individuals offer that
here . . . expect to pay about $100 for it and, in my humble opinion, it's
worth every penny. That's what I'm doing right now. Our instructor is
getting everybody ready foe an upcoming century ride. There are fif***
newbies (of varying skills) and the instructor and two assistants so we can
break in as many as three groups of people with roughly similar skills.
We've learned how to fix flats, put chains back on, pedal, climb hills, etc.
This is the best way to build a good foundation of riding skills . . . and a
great way to start a riding club with people who are as proficient as you