Kind a "new" to the sport. Decided I would heed all your advice and start conservatively 'cause I don't want to get in trouble like some riders here have. So I decided on a sport touring bike 'cause I really liked the blue color. Took it for its maiden voyage up the S2S today, and found that for a touring bike it goes pretty good.
I don't really understand the whole "chicken strips" concept though. Sitting at starbucks in Squamish I noticed quiet a few, but then when I looked at mine there were none. Am I riding it the wrong way?