Well, I took the plunge yesterday! Picked me up a 2012 Specialized Ruby Apex Compact road bike, in black and pink naturally 🙂 I’ve been wanting to cross over into road biking for awhile now, and after seeing this bike and learning it was carbon, I wanted it even more! Luckily the Peloton Cycles in Fort Collins were having a Tour de France sale, so I even saved a bit of money.
It’s definitely way different riding a road bike! Steering is way more responsive. And I have to remind myself I can’t run over huge rocks and go off curbs all crazy. Definitely very different actually being able to go fast on payment!
Matt and I did a ride up Rogers Canyon Road. About 21 miles round trip. Felt like nothing, honestly! I did get a little out of breath and tired, but not like how I feel after 8 miles of mountain biking. Going down hills did make me nervous, as I’m not use to 30+ mph on pavement! I guess it’s all about getting comfortable! I’m definitely looking forward to riding on the road a lot, and I know it’ll help my mountain biking endurance.