My name is Josh Houck, and I just turned 19. I'm from mid-ohio and I'm looking to get into the sport of cycling. I'm currently looking into buying my first road bike on sort of a budget around $500-$800. Could anyone help set me on a good path to becoming competitive?
My beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my 2014 Cannondale SuperSix EVO Hi-Mod Team bike
Welcome to BF.
Read thru the threads in the Road Cycling forum for suggestions. You should be able to find several decent road bikes in your budget.
When the spirits are low, when the day appears dark, when work becomes monotonous, when hope hardly seems worth having, just mount a bicycle and go out for a spin down the road, without thought on anything but the ride you are taking. — Arthur Conan Doyle