Hey everyone. Not only am I new to this forum, but I'm also new to Florida, and Gainesville to be specific. I'm not new to cycling though. Been BMXing since I was old enough to, and commuted via cheap mountain bike a few years back. I'm just getting back into it now.
I can't swing the kind of cash for the nice road bikes I was looking at. Fuji Newest 3.0, Felt Z100, Nashbar AL-1, steel Specialized Allez... However, I did find a decent used mountain bike, complete with Bontrager slicks on it already. I'm outfitting it for my 27-30mile round-trip commute to work and back.
I'm usually not the most social type, but I've decided that I need to get out more and start doing more. I'm a computer geek by trade so getting out isn't really something I'm accustomed to. I was looking at possibly joining the local cycling club to meet like-minded cyclists, and to go on group rides and such. Is anyone here a member of the club?
This might sound stupid, but the pictures all showed what appeared to be experience cyclists on high-end road bikes and going very fast. Would a normal commuter like myself fit in?