Hi all from a newbie! I'm buying my first road bike this month (unfortunately at the end of the month when the IRS sends me my tax rebate), and I'm so excited to get going! I've been riding my cheap Schwinn mountain bike for years, but I'm tired of being slow! My luck is that I live three miles from bicycles.inc in South Arlington. They have lots of rides that go out from there. I was wondering if there's anyone nearby?
My plan is to train for a 100 mile ride next May and then a 200 mile 4-day breast cancer charity ride in October of 2009. Sounds like a lot, but I tend to be obsessive!