I'm in... I don't own a bike yet. Looking for some advice actually. I have signed up for a duathlon, 2 x tris (sprint and challenge distance) and I have the Ride 100. I want to buy a road bike and want to get a reasonable spec, what would you advise?
So far I have been recommended to look at bikes with a carbon frame, aluminium forks, a shimano 105 group set and to make sure I get a ladies bike. Also, it seems a bike fit is key. I've also been told that Merida are worth looking at. Are there any useful guides out there as right now I am relying on google.
I've just found the tribesport site. You can sign up through facebook and if you like to set yourself challenges its a pretty good way of doing it! I signed up yesterday and have signed up for loads of challenges as it is the only way I can motivate myself most of the time. Also, I have signed up for challenges in things I don't really like but know are good for me like abs work! We'll see how long it lasts.
The programmeis for 1/2M and is quite challenging (no walk/run at all and lots of long runs on Sundays that will be interesting) but the previous programme was too much mileage too soon and with this one I currently feel like I still have energy (so far!)
Glad the running club is working out for you, some work friends have been asking about running clubs so maybe I will finally make the leap! Have a great weekend!