As a result of a recommendation, we arranged to try out bikes at West Point Cycles, on West 10th in Point Grey. The staff, all who seemed to be able to give complimentary advice, as required, set us up with Trek 520 cycles.
These are steel framed, to withstand the kilometres of asphalt that we will be covering from May to September, and are equipped with straightforward gears and brakes. This will be important if we run into trouble a long way from the nearest bike shop. Paul felt comfortable very quickly on his machine. Lois has yet to decide between the venerable 520 and something custom made. We will be out there again next Sunday for a fitting.