G'day from Melbourne, Australia
Hi - and thanks for a great forum. I've loved bikes forever - bought a 10spd Peugeot 30 yrs ago with my paper round savings - but have only recently become completely addicted. Bought myself a niceish road bike (Gitane w/ Ultegra) as a 43rd birthday cheer-me-up, and now ride it to work every day + 50-60km rides every Sat and Sun. I've lost 14kgs (losing 7 more would be nice...) and feel great. Now I'm battling with the urge to upgrade my bike after just a few months. Not sure quite how I would explain that to my beloved...
Welcome aboard Emaitchess. Good work on the weight loss too. And get used to the upgrade urge...it never goes away
There arent too many upgrades you need on that bike. What you need are more bikes - a tourer, MTB, cyclocross and a tandem. Start off with the tandem.