Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Week ending July 31, 2011

7/25 - off

7/26 - 5 miles, felt easy but was a little quick maybe because I haven't been running

7/27 - 10 miles on demo bikes (I want a road bike, BAD!)

7/28 - 13 miles on bike in about an hour

7/29 - 13 miles on bike in about an hour

7/30 - 7.5 miles (47:30)

7/31 - 12 miles with Greg Ward in Ogunquit (84 minutes)


Jim said...

What brand bike and budget?

Wilesthing said...

Jim, I'm thinking my budget will be about $1500 but maybe a little less. Right now I'm looking at Cannondale CAAD10 or Synapse, Felt F75 (but that didn't feel great to me, maybe a little too aggressive so I might check their Z series), Tried a Specialized Roubaix but that will probably be out of the budget. There is a Trek store in Portsmouth that I need to check as well. Not sure about Trek models yet but I doubt I can afford a Madone. Any thoughts or recommendations? I'm trying to gather as much info as possible.

Daniel Hocking said...

Mostly, bikes in the same price range are similar quality in my opinion. I suggest just testing as many as possible, don't be afraid to test the same bike on multiple occassions (like a tournament bracket) and choose the one that is most comfortable for you. That's my $0.02.

Jim said...

I settled into a 2011 Jamis Ventura Sport for $650. This price range is the start for a decent road touring bike. It weighs 21 lbs and seems perfect for the occasional ride without the guilt of spending thousands. You can always upgrade down the road.