I took up road riding three years ago. My family enjoy riding together in our rural community. I have done a few organised rides (150 - 160kms around a prominant mountain or lake) and taken part in our local Multisport event as Road Rider or Mountainbike Rider.
I bought an old bike until I found a new bike that I liked. My present bike is a 2003 Avanti Monza Compact frame Road bike. With the Sora shifters and clip-in shoes, I find I can climb all of the local hills.
There is a real kinship among bike riders and this is something that I really value.
Look forward to using this forum. Cjhad.