I just ran my first 10k race. What a blast! I had never considered myself a runner before but what started as my wife betting that I couldn't beat her best time turned into a new fitness regime for me.
Well, while in the starting corral, I was speaking to this girl who was telling me about some local triathlons and this really peaked my interest. I have always loved swimming and consider myself a strong swimmer. I also love mountain biking, however I have never ridden a road bike before in my life. Out of curiosity, I went to a LBS that I trust and they showed me around and gave me some good suggestions to help me get into the sport without breaking the bank.
Now, do other beginners like me ride mountain bikes with slicks? Or should I really be getting myself a road bike? I have heard some people suggest that I shouldn't do anyting drastic when it comes to equipment in case tri's are not for me but I really feel like this is something I want to do. I guess it wouldn't hurt if I tried a short sprint with the equipment that I have and then go from there.
Any insight or suggestions?