I used to ride all the time as a kid on a Raleigh road bike and loved it. More recently I have been commuting and exploring with a mountain bike that I first bought during a year working in Cyprus. Brilliant. Today I stepped outside with a road bike for the first time since being a teen. I was very nervous, especially with the clipless pedals and possibility of dying at T-junctions, etc. What an amazing experience! It’s like riding a mustang after being on a donkey. I was so excited and happy, while being overcome with the sheer power of the bike beneath me and the need to become as lean and fit as possible in order to do her justice. After being an indoor Sufferlandrian since December 2019, here I am with a huge grin on my face after returning from my virgin bike ride.
So I wondered - can any of you relate to my experience, or remember your first time on a modern road bike and what it felt like?