When it comes to bikes, I've always had a bit of a chip on my shoulder. All the guys at the weekend dressed in lycra, zipping around on bikes that far exceed their capabilities. Carbon frames, electronic shifting, aero wheels. Trek. Cannondale, Giant. Yawn. I'll stick to steel and cheap alloy bikes - thank you very much!
But things changed today as I struggled up a hill and a rider passed me as though there wasn't even a hill. I was huffing and chuffing while he sped away on his flashy carbon bike (however, he still looked as though he was dressed as a condom).
I've bitten the bullet and started looking. But I will always refuse pink lycra.