With every triathlon there comes a portion of the race that includes a bike ride. This is not news to me, or frankly probably not news to ANYONE.
So when I started this journey I figured I would do a race that was an off-road race because I have history riding a mountain bike and a I HAVE a mountain bike. I also found that several triathlons, mainly sprint distances have a race division for mountain bikes, similar to age groups or clydesdale's (which I will address later).
Then the process of my mind starts working.....what would it take to buy a road bike, what are their costs, where would I ride, etc.
So here is where I need your help. Do you know where I can buy a road bike? I am not even sure that I can afford a road bike, but like all of my mind issues, I must do research to the ends of the world before I can give it a rest. Just ask my wife.
I am looking for a decent bike, not a bottom of the barrel bike that will fall apart at mile marker 100 OR a bike that costs the same as a Kia......yes, I saw a tri bike today on the internet that costs $12K. Used bikes seem to be the best, you can get a decent bike at a much cheaper rate and I don't really care if it is the 2009 or older model!
So, with that said, any advice or websites I can look at to make an informed decision? Advice on tri racing also gladly accepted.