Hi from Tucson, AZ
Hello, my name is Noah, been riding about one month on a road bike, been riding my whole life on BMX as a youth, and mountain bike the rest. Although the last 5 years or so, my riding has become much less frequent.
I tried out a road bike (hybrid) a month ago and a light went off
, my eyes widened, I couldn't believe how effortless the bike moved forward, and I was hooked. Then I began dreaming about a proper road bike and the next level. CL led me to my new bike, a very lightly used 09 tarmac sl-2. Essentially my dream bike from the limited amount of research I've completed thus far. It was roughly 50% more than I'd budgeted, but I felt it was well worth it.
I've been training in a limited fashion, as I'm a bit gung-ho right now, and don't want to over do it as a novice. I've been riding 5 days a week, either 10 or 15 mile rides depending on how I feel. That's it. I want a "base" I've read so much about before I start longer rides. Admittedly, I've got my eye on the El Tour de Tucson (haha). I'm not out of shape, but I'm NOT in "bike-shape" either, by any means. It seems I'm training my ass (literally) to sit on the seat more than anything. The non-impact nature of the bike is heaven sent as compared to my usual running, sports, etc.
See you out there.