Since the Bronson was still in the shop I decided it was a good time to grab another demo bike. I went up to Folsom Bike in Folsom, Ca (imagine that) and was pleasantly greeted by the owners and the staff. They rented me the 2018 Giant Trance 3 for the day at a low cost of $55. That's a steal compared to most demo's start at $100.
I'm just a guy in Northern California that loves riding bikes. Most of my time is spent on a mountain bike. I also own a single speed for around town and commuting. Last but not least I own a cross bike. I couldn't bring myself to buy a road bike just so I could do long road rides that had more climbing than I could handle on the SS. That was my compromise. I'm originally from Pennsylvania and have that blunt east coast attitude. Some people love it, some people hate it. Either way I wake up in the morning.