I'm from San Diego, CA (Eastlake area of Chula Vista to be exact) and bought my first bike this past weekend from Performance Bike. I went in with the idea of getting a "cheapie" bike at first and spending no more than $200-$300 OTD. Well..I was educated a little by one of the helpful sales person and ended up buying a GT Avalanche 2.0 Disc. Not quite a high end bike but not low end either from what I was reading. So far I like it. I have ridden this twice. Yesterday and Saturday. Great bike but I'm already wanting to upgrade to maybe the 1.0 (this is the only thing in my budget for now). Do you think this is silly or should I just keep riding a little more to get used to it and possibly get another bike next year (when income tax time is here)?
Thanks for your help.