New member here and this is my first posting. I have spent much time reading through the forums here and have learned quite a few interesting things,
A little background:
I'm 53, a HA survivor and a Clyde
Started out at the beginning of summer at 245 and have gotten down to 218 to date mostly the result of daily biking as well as diet. :-) I would very much like to get to the low 180's .
I have 1,000 + kms to date.
My current bike is an Urban / Hybrid and it's great around the city streets and for dodging cars etc. but it seems to be not that well suited for the longer road trips or maybe it's my imagination. There is a link here if anyone needs to know more details etc. http://www.adrenalinebikes.com/store...ain%20Bicycles
I have been led to believe by other cyclists friends and maybe a little due to my own eyes, that I would be doing myself a favour if I moved to a Road Bike. I have been doing more and longer road trips and would like to continue doing this.
To that end I've been looking at some road bikes and if and when I break the sub 200 I'm thinking of making the switch.
This is one of the bikes I was looking at [upper end of my budget]: http://****************/road-bikes/tr...5-1-road-bike/
Does anyone have any experience with this model of Trek or have any other opinions / suggestions?