Couple of months ago, my wife and I decided to try bike riding for fun and fitness. We hadn't been on bikes for more than forty years and so we purchased new "hybrid" type bikes (Trek 7200). Since that time we have ridden quite a lot and we really enjoy it. Here's the problem. While my wife is thrilled with her hybrid bike, I am starting to feel that riding a hybrid is kind of dumb (no offense to those who ride them). I'm 62 and in pretty good shape. I use to run five miles every work day before I retired and I do enjoy riding now but I cant help it. I have really got the hots for one of those "real" road bikes. I'm not sure what to do. I went in to my lbs the other day and looked at road bikes. I dont really know enough to know what would be best for me but the Trek 1500 looked nice. There were a couple of LeMonds there that were pretty slick also.
I need some advice. Should I just back off, take a cold shower and ride my hybrid till it falls apart? Or would I be better off getting what I really want? The bikes that I am looking at are in the $1,200 to $1,500 range. I paid just under $400 for my hybrid.