Fast forward to now and I am SO over this bike! I mean it’s a really good bike however my appetite for challenge and for riding has increased along with my awareness that this bike is not an acceptable choice for where I want to be. Just last week I went to join the Tuesday night group ride at the shop where I bought my bike. The group pace is 14-15 mph and the leader took one look at my friends bike and said “you’ll be alright” and then looked at mine and shook his head. I was mortified! Dejected, I put my bike back up on my rack and headed back home where I rode around my neighborhood for an hour.
Moral of the story is that as with any new hobby or sport there are growing pains. I don’t know that there could have been a better outcome because I simply did not know I would love road biking so much. A good problem to have I guess, however now I am mid cycling season with limitations! Sigh. Anyone interested in a great fitness bike which will give you a lifetime of leisurely riding fun? Hit me up!