Got the bike put together today finally. Hoping to go for a ride tomorrow or Wednesday. Still would like to get a road bike but haven't been able to find something I can afford. Gonna have to wait a little longer for that.
Are you good with bike repairs? If so, I'd look at an 80s Raleigh steel road bike. You can find them pretty cheap on eBay as long as you're not looking for an 56 or 58cm.