They’ve got me now! But you end up spending a chunk of change with a road bike regardless, so at least it’s an informed chunk :)
Olympic National Park, Washington
Submitted by Reagan Hackleman
Don’t be afraid of the pro bike shop! I have been steering a wide path around the one in my neighbourhood (and yes, in Vancouver you can find a pro shop in most neighbourhoods) because I was sure they’d laugh me out the door for my obvious lack of knowledge and experience.
Today I had to suck it up since I’ve been having an issue with my cleats, and it was so much better than I expected. I met an awesome girl who invited me to her group ride and happily told me about how she’s only been training for two months. I’m super stoked and feeling a lot better about the cycling community here!