Well not falling literally anymore – at least not routinely. I am however fighting the temptation to move up the ladder in terms of bikes. AND, that is the real question. I have a Trek 1500, which with various upgrades – some planned, some not – is now about equivalent to something between a 2100 and 2300. No carbon stays of course.
My question: Would a 61-year-old recreational rider realize any real benefit from selling my 1500 (which I love, but it’s all I’ve had) and buying say a Madone 5.2? For that matter, would I even realize any benefit from a Madone SSL?
It’s my nature to always think the grass may be greener on the other side – which in most cases is not so.
A little bio information which may be helpful: Average rides per week 3 – anywhere from 30 to 60 miles. Have done 75 – and hope to do 100 before summer’s end. My 1500 has upgraded wheels and tires, and is all 105 or Ultegra. Weights in without saddle bag at 18.6 pounds. Cycling for about 6 months after a 45 year layoff.