I took my son's Trek 420 out for a ride this afternoon. There are a few things that need to be addressed. The brakes are terrible. I don't know if I should just replace the pads or replace the single pivot brakes with some dual pivots. Secondly whenever I stood for a short climb the chain would jump to the next smaller cog in back. Other than that this bike rides great.
I braved the strong winds along the trail and decided to stop off at Panera Bread for lunch. I was pleasantly surprised to see a number of bikes parked out front. The front door to Panera is maybe 50 yards from the Trinity Trails which makes this spot popular with trail users.
A quick stop along the river.
This is a sight that is becoming more common in Fort Worth. This is the group of bikes present when I arrived.
I saw this well equipped Novara when I was leaving. REI seems to be producing some nice bikes lately.
Doohickie rides the same areas as I do and has some nice photos of Fort Worth in his most recent post. I love this bike. I need to find an old 3 speed.