Just picked it up today. It's my first road bike and I'm really excited to get out there and start shedding some pounds. It's a 2010 Raleigh Sport. 62cm. I went looking last weekend, and I'm glad I waited because I got the 2010 model for $50 less than they wanted to sell me the 2009 model last week. Guess maybe I was talking with someone with a little more control over prices today. Plus they threw in a free inner tube and $10 off of a pump. I need to get out there and wear out the tires, because I think it would look pretty sweet with some orange ones (if I can even get orange tires?).
Now I need some padded shorts and a helmet I suppose. I just took it on short ride around my neighborhood since it's 49 degrees out, and my rear started bothering me. I think I need to angle the seat down just a hair. Anywhere to get some shorts cheap? And maybe a cool helmet? The shop wanted $50 for a pair of shorts. I was confident you guys could point me to a cheaper pair. Also on the list is a water bottle, and eventually a computer, but I need those shorts ASAP.