It’s not as easy as either of my other bikes, mainly because this bike is not happy on hills. There is of course a plus, in that my legs received a harder workout. If the route I have to take were level, I’d seriously be tempted to ride it every day, but it’s not, so I won’t.
It’s hard enough to choose to ride in the morning chill, wake-up 30 minutes earlier, leave 30 minutes earlier, get home 30 minutes later. The anticipation of a hard ride that early might help me make excuses. I can’t have that… I need a bike that takes my excuses away. Now that my wrist has healed, I’m very glad to be back on the Woodstock 505 for my commute.
Don’t get me wrong. I really do like the Revive, in it’s place. With better gearing, it might have been a different story. I’d really like to try the electric motor powered one too. As is though, it will have to be a “recreational only” bike, relegated to the Riverwalk and other nice, flat rides. The picture below is the Revive in it’s element… a cool summer night, riding by the river with my baby. The Revive is happy, Wendy is happy riding it, and that makes for a great time.