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Autumn isn’t the best time for cycling in Latvia.
But it’s a very good time to buy a bicycle. Because of the discounts.
And so the last week I bought a bicycle for myself. The one you see in the photo above. It’s very similar to what Una has. She bought a bicycle a few weeks earlier. And the reason, why we chose these exact bicycle is quite interesting. We started to think of this purchase about a month ago, and then our plans were totally different.
We were planning to buy city bikes.
Why Merida Hybrid Bikes?
On the first day after self-quarantine we rented bicycles.
It’s super easy and cheap to rent a bicycle in Riga. And then, by accident, Una ended up riding the same bicycle she bought a few weeks later. We were planning to take the cheapest mountain bikes available, but since it was so last-minute there was only one left, and so Una had a different bike, which she instantly fell in love with.
I tried it too. It’s awesome. I realized it right away.
And so I bought the next model – Merida Crossway 10 (Una has 5).
The main reason – I find its handlebar much more comfortable.
The last time I bought a bicycle – it was the cheapest bicycle available – we went on a 5-month cycling trip across India.
It was hard. It was interesting. It was life-changing. It changed everything.
Let’s see where these new bikes will take us. One of the things we like the most about them is that they are good on any surface. They are fast on tarmac, and you can easily ride them on gravel and cobblestone.
Here are a few photos from our last weekend’s cycling trips around the town.
Do you ride a bicycle? Let’s connect on Strava!