Some combination of the Tour de France and my increased jogging schedule for the summer had me wanting a road bike. I have increased my mileage this summer but my legs are definitely paying for it. I feel good 4 out of 5 runs but some of them just are painful. Its just a knee popping or some other joint. On those days, I feel like I need to mix something else in.
I have been a fan of the triathlon but I never mustered up the courage to do a full one myself because I would be the only loser on a mountain bike. Hence, the road bike urge started to creep in.
I started looking at Trek bikes of course. Hey, I am not a Lance lover but they do seem to have the best breed of road bikes. I started looking low but then as always I gravitated to the end of the rack where the expensive bikes are. I have a habit of buying high end. Maybe you noticed. Its just my thing.
Anyway, it seems like you *gotta* have a carbon bike. What punk rides aluminum? So those start at a good mid range but then the guy told me that the entry carbon bikes are "price point" bikes. I don't think I want a price point bike -- that sounds "thrifty". So I have been looking at the lowest end Trek Madrone. As the Madrone line, continues up, they just start putting better crap on the bike and taking ounces out of the weight. OK, that is too much. So the entry level Madrone seems like a good fit except its more than I wanted to spend. Oh and Trek has these cool paint/decal packages that you gotta have to.
Maybe I should stick to running. Any roadies out there that can give me a few tips?