Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Bikes: None, yet! Trek 1.5?
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Hey! from Auckland, New Zealand
Am really, really new to this - like, so new I haven't bought a bike yet! But am getting into some research and thinking about trying to prove the 'as easy as getting back on a bike' thing... I used to get around a lot as a teenager on my big brothers old racer, so, thought I'd finally aim to get fit and see some more of our beautiful city (and country, if the mileage most people tend to rack-up is anything to go by!!).
For some reason I've taken a liking to the Trek 1.2 or 1.5. There's a great deal going on a 1.5 up the road - only NZ$100 (about US$65) more than a 2009 1.2... but it must be a 2008. Shame it's not that cool green of the '09.
Anyway, cycling sounds like a great way to get out and about and get fit at the same time (I haven't been fit for 10 years or so either... so, this 36 year old BMI-28 body has a shock coming!) The plan to get a good road bike and focussing on the sporty/training/speed! aspect of it to get me motivated, rather than a mountain bike for 'just cruising about the place' seems like a smart one, no?