Greetings. After 600 or so total miles of up and down (20 or so miles total) the Santa Ana River trail on my full-suspension mountain bike (tires fully pumped, averaging 16.9 mph) I finally decided to reduce the number of weird looks I was getting from non-MTB (i.e. normal) riders, and purchase a real road bike. So I got the 2011 Giant TCR Composite.
After a quick shakedown ride to understand the (very different) riding position, braking, shifting, etc., one word comes to mind: "Wow!" Okay, four more words: "This thing is fast!"
It's an all-carbon bike, full 105/5700s, and about 18 lbs without pedals (I bought the M540s so I could use my mountain bike SPDs). Did I say fast? 25mph seems pretty do-able on the flats...for at least a few minutes.
Does this mean I have to shave my legs now?