A brief bit of background: I'm incredibly new to cycling, I literally just learned to ride in August. As soon as I learned, I went out and bought a hybrid (Cannondale Quick Carbon 2, got a great deal) and picked the sport up and found that I absolutely love it. I love everything about it, more than I ever thought I would. So, this weekend I jumped in my first sprint duathlon (first race of any kind actually), and it turns out I loved that more than I ever would have thought also. I did pretty well too, particularly on the running parts, but I felt like my bike was holding me back a bit, with the upright position and such. I love the bike, but it really is more suited to short rides that aren't speed focused than trying to race anyone.
So, going into next season, I'm thinking about possibly buying a bike that's more committed to racing. I don't have a real tight budget, but I also don't want to go absolutely crazy just yet. I want to have an opportunity to post some good times and have a lot of fun, and I'm good with spending some money to do so.
I'm currently looking at the Cervelo P2 as my top choice, but also looking at the Cannondale Slice. Anyone have any experience or advice?