After waiting what feels like an eternity for my cyclescheme voucher (but was actually only about 5 weeks), I've finally been able to collect my new bike, a Trek Madone 2.1.
Yes, it's no 8 grand carbon superbike but, having spent the last 6 months tooling about on a 10 year old mountain bike, it certainly feels like one to me!
I've managed about 30 miles on it since Saturday morning, 23mm slicks perhaps aren't the most sensible tyres for damp roads. I'm suitably impressed though, and have already shaved good time off a couple of regular circuits despite the weather.
Stickers and wheel reflectors have been removed, but I've annoyingly managed to strip the thread on one of the bottle cage mounts already, so it now just rattles about... Not sure if there's any easy fix for that sort of thing?
Appreciate that toe-clips aren't exactly the last word in road-cycling etiquette either, but I haven't ridden clipless before and so want to get used to the bike before I take the plunge.
Looking forward to the Spring though, and getting some decent miles done in the warmer, lighter conditions.