Hey guys, I'm new to these forums but not all that new to cycling.
I'm a 14 year old high school student and just got into touring. I'm also on the cross country team and have seen an improvement with my race times because of cross-training. I've been riding bikes ever since I could remember and have always loved it. I've used several bikes (mostly bikes boughten from department stores) but now have gotten something better; I'm using an '85 Trek 400 Series with Campy components and Dia-Comp brakes. It rides very smooth and couldn't be happier with it. (Cost $320)
Also, I just rode my first century this Saturday with a time of 5:43.54. I don't know if that's good or not for my age but for me, I'm very pleased. (Average speed was something like 17.5 mp/h) I've been looking around for some local bike clubs/teams I could ride with because I'm not allowed to ride past 100 miles on my own. So any tips or really anything about a young novice riding his bike is happily welcome. Thanks!
I was going to send you a PM but it won't let me (Apparently you need 50 posts to send PM's).
Anyway, to which high school do you go? (I graduated 09 from Troy in Fullerton)
It'd be worth checking out some of the local clubs (OC wheelmen, SC Velo, etc.) as I'm sure they'd be more than happy to take you on a few rides. I MTB way more than I ride road, but if you're local to me I wouldn't mind going on a ride sometime.