I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what to do about a bike for the Reading Dinton Duathlon that I’ll be taking part in in November. Do I:
1) Spend nigh on £1000 on a brand new women’s road bike (women-specific seems to be a license to print money if you ask me!) when who knows if road cycling will even be for me? Or,
2) Trawl ebay in the vain hope that a second hand bike will come up that’s a) my size and b) less than £400 (unlikely). Or
3) Do I go ahead and spend £250 on a men’s road bike – what’s the difference apart from perhaps the seat (do men have different butts?!) and the fact that the bar is higher? I mean, logically you’d think that the bar should be lower for men! 🙂 Or
4) Do I go ahead and just use my mountain bike. I’m not looking to break any course records/in with a chance of winning anyway am I? It’s just a bit of fun right?
I’ve been on the exercise bike building up my legs daily cycling 10k/day and the running is going well, but next I’ll have to venture out on the actual bike and get some proper cycle training in! 🙂 I’m not sure if this whole cycling lark is for me in the long term, but we shall see!