hey all! i've been asked to introduce myself. so here i am.
i convinced my wife to get me a road bike about a month ago for my 36th birthday. it's a Specialized Allez 24, 2002 edition, on closeout. it happened to be my size and was $499...way more than my wife wanted to spend, but as we both have come to realize, that's the bottom of the range for road bike prices! i'm sure i get a few snears as other roadies ride by, but i'm not concerned...it's way lighter than the MTB i used to ride about ten years ago (aluminum frame).
so i'm riding about three times a week (run on the other days). i'm in Los Angeles, so i either ride along the beach on the bike path, or i hit Palos Verdes for some painful hill action. too much granny gear right now, but i'm working up to it.
this cycling is really fun! i'm doing all i can to keep from obsessing about it, and mostly managing. i've never been this excited about 'exercise' though, so that's gotta be good for me.