Originally Posted by Red Bread
Ride what you have, I commute on a $600 Schwinn single speed that's just as fun as my custom built ti and carbon road bike. Ride more and you'll be faster than the guys with expensive bikes who ride less.
you can say the same about anything!
Of you love biking (like anything else) youll naturally become better at it with practice.
Not to put anyone off...but I have a nasty chasm in my skull from the first time I was on a real ride. I was 13 or 14 at the time and I had too much speed down a hill. Caught some air and I didnt know how to balance myself while not on the ground...so I landed on my head.
I thank god I had the presence of mind to have a Bell helmet on that day - otherwise I probably wouldve been a goner.
The point is do what you like to do, but start slow!