The New Bike June 20, 2019gtdearthlink Originally I was going to take my mountain bike on this ride, but after riding it longer distances, decided that another bike would be better for this ride, which is part road and part gravel. After some research, I found this ‘new’ category of bicycle called gravel bikes, which are supposedly a cross between a mountain bike and a road bike. I found this Salsa flat-bar bike online from REI, and ordered it. Here I am picking it up at the REI in Winter Park. Really enjoyable drive, except for the love bugs – got to see parts of Orlando and Winter Park I had frequented when I lived there, to pick up the new bike. Just about to put it in the car and make the drive back home – it is relatively light, so much easier to load than my mountain bike. Got the bike home and have already added an underseat bag with 2 water bottle holders. I really like this bike!