I don't own a really high end road bike - you know the £13k ones - and while I don't need one, I often want one... and Instagram and Cyclist magazine aren't helping with that.
For context I ride about 3k miles a year, much of that urban commuting or out into the muddy wet rural side lanes. I ride in rain & mud - and my bike gets covered in that fine layer of grit all the time. It's my gym, it's a tool I use.
BUT as I see people out on a Sunday with expensive but pristine bikes ... for example the Trek Madone, Cervelo R5, S-Works Tarmac SL8 etc - I do wonder what it's really like to own and use one in British autumn & winter?
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