yet another n00b clyde here!!!
hey, I live in the chicago area (far north burbs near WI state line)... have been a play time mt biker for many years but my 41yr old bones don't like the beating anymore and frankly I need to lose some weight... was as high as 242 at one point but have been dieting and running/walking and am now around 218 (as of this morning)... still a clyde but closing in on get under that 200 mark with a goal of about 185-190 where I look/feel healthy...
anyway, a friend has me convinced to start training for a sprint Tri for next year and I'm kickin it off by getting the running part going (i'm a few weeks into training for a 5k on July 4th) and will be workin on purchasing a road bike soon... at the moment still riding my trek 3700 mt bike, but that is mostly for family rides with my kids... I've test ridden a couple of road bikes and really liked the Specialized Roubaix Comp, just gotta get that past mgmt
hope to learn a lot here cuz I haven't been a road bike rider since the early 80's on my Fuji Touring 3