I still remember when I thought a $500 bike was "expensive". Now a days I consider that to be an affordable wheelset. Anyway, just wanted to vent for a minute. I have spent about $2400 lately and have very, very little to show for it. This getting ready for season crap sucks!
Cytomax, Hammer Gels, Supplements, etc - $300
A couple of chains, some rotors, crankset, cleats, etc - $650
Wheelset from Mike Garcia - $450
Tires (2 sets mtb, 2 sets road) - $400
Team kit - $200
Shoes (mtb and road) - $300
USAC license - $60
MTB license - $25
Club memberships - $40
Anyone else go through this at this time of the year? Just about all of these things are required yearly, it's hard to believe how expensive this sport can be at times. Glad I'm not figuring in travel, hotes, and race fees!