Apparently not! Until recently all I was worrying about was keeping my general level of fitness up to scratch with a bit of running here and there when my back felt ok. When I decided to do a triathlon I knew the first thing I would have to do is get my swimming fitness back to a decent level. And way at the end of the list of things to 'get round to' was the bike factor.
So now I've got the swimming sorted it's time to look at bikes. How hard can it be to buy a bike???
Pretty difficult actually. I must admit that I had a bit of a panic moment this morning reading my trusty Joe Friel book when he talks about the pros and cons of each type of bike. Each type?? There's only so much you can do with 2 wheels, a frame, a saddle and handlebars, isn't there?
I am reliably informed that I need a compact road bike, whatever that is. So I go online and have a look at some websites. Eeeeek! I could buy a small car for that amount of money. And I still can't tell the difference between each type!
Can you tell the difference between these 4 different types?