So after riding my crappy, thick-tyred, heavy bike throughout summer, yesterday my Dad's old cycling buddy gave us a road bike for free. My Dad used to be a decent cyclist and he said it's very good quality, so I'll take his word for it. So I tested it out this morning. Oh my God, what a difference. The speeds that were hard to reach on my old bike are literally the cruising speeds on this one! Can't wait to bomb it home from uni next next time. :d I feel like I've been given a new toy.