Hello, I thought I'd put my introduction out there. Joined recently because of all the great info on this site. Great job guys and gals! I bought my first road bike last year to ride in a local MS ride. Hooked ever since. Started off with a Trek 1200 as my first bike. Very nice bike. Put about 1000 miles on it with no issues at all. Now, I'm more into the long rides and at 37, I'm finding that anything over 50 miles is a pain in, well, just about everywhere. I decided to upgrade. Yesterday bought a nice, new Trek Pilot 5.0. Took it out today for 50 miles. Wow, what a great bike! I've read on here some people consider them an "old man's" bike. So be it. My main goal is to ride at a good pace, have fun and not need a doctor when I finish the century that I just finished. I think this bike is a good step in that direction.
Thanks for listening and hope to see some of my fellow NC folks on the road!