So the whole race your bike thing is and endless parade of blown money - I knew that going in. Let's tally just the recent (since december) stuff. You're welcome, Mastercard.
$585 - 1 Year Membership, NIFS
$95 - NIFS Initiation Extorsion Fee
$115/month - DAPgear cycling coaching
$140 - New Specialized Road Shoes
$124 - New pedals, computer w/ cadence, water bottle cages for bike 2 - didn't have this stuff since I only rode one at a time. Now I'm gonna switch back and forth between bikes until I figure out which one I want to race
$1059 total. Ouch.
Still to come:
$200+ full scale bike fitting
$100~ new saddle for bike 2 (looking used on ebay, may find a deal)
$300+ I'd also like to replace the cranksets on both bikes
I know what you're thinking - you're thinking "you shoulda spent that money on whores!"