I am sort of new to this cycling endeavor.
After 19 years of smoking (thanks US Navy for that one) I decided to quit and picked up cycling to help off set the cravings about 8 weeks ago.
My present set up for my bike is the Trek X-Caliber 4. Changed out the MTB tires for the Bontrager LT1 700c X 38, changed out pedals for ones with clips, and some other miscellaneous items like bags and lights.
The runs I complete are 6.2 to 6.45 miles in the morning (around 530AM) and a night run with my wife at a slower pace also equaling 6.2 to 6.45 miles. These runs are Mon-Fri while Saturday and Sunday's are set aside for the Eastern Seminole County FL trail system.
I will be looking at getting a road bike here soon enough when I feel it is time to upgrade, while maintaining the X-Caliber for weekend/family rides until my wife is ready for an upgrade on her's as well. One main curiosity is when does one upgrade? 8 weeks ago I was only able to maintain about 10mph. Now, I am at 16.5mph. I feel the time will be soon, however, not really sure.
If anyone has any advice, I will be more than happy to accept it.
Thanks in advance.