Posted a couple of times about this now and it kinda went away. But after a Mtb mate who has just bought a road bike the itch is back. Now I've never done road cycling before apart from 10 mins to get to the moors and trails. So do I stick some 700cc tyres on a spare hardtail I have knocking around or just jump in and buy a Triban 3 or Merlin S2200 budget £350 max. I've no idea what size I'am on a road bike. I ride a 18 inch Cannondale SL5 mountain bike and I'm 5ft 10.
My aims are probably just to explore the roads by bike and to get out on the bike when the Mtb trails are a bog fest. I try to ride every other day about 15/20 miles but when winter comes and it's muddy I have no motivation.
So is a road bike a good idea?