New to this forum. Great stuff here.
Just started riding a month ago. Bought a hybrid (khs urbanxpress) and been riding as much as i can.
Wanted to get more exercise cause i was getting a bit tired of jogging.
I fell in love with riding.
Still only able to do five miles in my neighborhood, but it is all hills with virtually no flat riding.
my stats are as follows
280# (was 320 about 6 months ago)
I love my hybrid, but it leaves me wanting when riding by myself. I have a child carrier and take my son with me alot and he loves it. I'm going to keep the hybrid so i can have a more casual/easy bike to ride with my son and wife, but am going to get a road bike for more serious riding.
My LBS ( bicycledoc.com ) is awesome and if you live in atlanta I highly recommend him.
I'm able to get a great deal on a blue rc8 frame http://www.rideblue.com/rc8.php
He recommends me getting the sram rival groupset.
I need some opinions on some of the other componets i should get with the bike.
Wheels ( i know every advocates high spoke count, what wheels would be best)
Tires ( plan on getting 700c 25)
seat post (???)
drop bars (???)
computer (want to be able to track cadence)
saddle (again, open to suggestion)
I wanted to get a bike i could grow with(while shrinking hopefully).
Lose the weight
Ride a century
Socialize with people.
Get more of my friends and family to ride.
Would love some input or encouragement with my cycling journey.