Excuse my naivety/ignorance! But can I ask some advice or knowledge?
I have got back into the road cycling over the last year odd and have done multiple sportives etc, previously spent last 10+ years mtb’ing.
Well certain events crossed my path earlier in the year! – i.e. being knocked down whilst cycling home from work –
My bike got wrecked – I got away very lightly - so I bought a SS for work duties and my never to own dream road bike with the change – De Rosa R838 Athena 2012.
With getting the good bike I took the plunge and joined a local club as well and am holding my own in the B group club runs and am leading out reasonably regularly too, with the intent to step up to going out with the A group at least once a month in the coming weeks.
However I now realise most of the folks on either of the runs ride – well how do I put it – ordinary ‘ish’ bikes, not cheap but not super expensive either.
I’m now also thinking I don’t want to ride the De Rosa during the winter months either and even considering the odd wee club race next year too?
So here’s where my naivety shows up – have I kinda shot myself in the foot by buying the De Rosa, is it a bit overkill for club runs?
Should I really be considering another bike for said club / training / winter runs & keep the good bike for races & perhaps summer / dry days only?
Thanks for taking time to read & I’d really appreciate any thoughts / reflections & club riders knowledge.
Ps – I’m coming 46 so I’m not figuring a career in the club racing circuit just a bit of experience