It's not as though I've never ridden a road bike. I've probably ridden a couple of dozen of them in the car park out the back of the shop, for maybe 200 yards or more at a time.....
But I've taken the plunge, bought the whole kit and kaboodle brand new, and tomorrow I'm getting a lift in and riding home. It's only 15 miles but it'll be 14.8 more than I've ever done before.
I'm really looking foreword to it. The bike's been teasing me at work since Friday and new bits and bobs keep arriving every day, and should be complete with a Bonty TLR (tubeless) tyre kit tomorrow, although I've still got to set my cleats up and fit the pedals and computer
Something new. Can't be bad eh?
I'll report back if I survive but this is the offending beast: