Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Lake Tahoe, CA
Bikes: 2013 Cannondale Synapse; 2012 Trek 7.6; 2010 Trek 7.0 FX
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New to the site. Advice needed.
I have been riding a Trek fitness/hubrid bike for the past 2 years now. In addition to commuting 100 miles per week to/frm work, I have done the ride around Lake Tahoe (72+ miles) and many charity rides ranging from 30 to 60 miles - all on my hybrid. This past Saturday I thought I would take my riding to the next level and try a road bike. I bought a Trek Lexa series, but I have to say, I am scared s*&%less being on this road bike. I am not used to being in the drop down position for an entire ride and then going down hills - forget about it! I'm not digging the positioning of the brakes on the drop bar. I've put on about 37 miles so far, but I'm still very inimidated on the road bike. I am attempting my first century ride this year in September, and I have to say - if the century was tomorrow, I would do it on my hybrid. I've only had my roadie for a week, but i'm already looking at ditching it for the Trek 7.6 fx WSD.
My question is this: is the transition between hybrid and road going to take a bit of getting used to? I am confident to no end at the hybrid, but the road bike is a whole differant story.
Thanks so much for listening to my rant. Any advice or words of wisdom would be awesome.