Look at this beautful road bike! It's mine!!!! I love it! I bought it on Saturday and picked it up last night. When I got home it was raining and dark so I took it for it's first ride tonight. I did fairly well with the shifting all things considered. I plan to go clipless at some point but glad I didn't start that way. It came with cages on the pedals and I didn't even dare use those tonight! I took a fairly easy route for a 10 mile ride. I can see I need to get back in bike shape but had a blast. You will be hearing a lot more about my new baby in the weeks and days to come that is for sure! I am already planning many summer rides. But first there's April vacation........! I already have one route mapped out (in another state) but not positive I will be up to the distance.
I loved the guy who did the basic fitting of my bike last night. He didn't talk down to me as the gray haired lady who must just tool around the block. He had lots of questions about routes I like, when I like to ride, with friends or alone. I had just come from my swimming lesson so the old triathlon came up. Why do I keep telling people? It must be my insurance that I do in fact do it!
When I was driving home from school to ride my bike I was surprised to see snow on the mountain. It was chilly but not terrible. Perhaps it was just my euphoria from being on the bike that kept me warm.
Here's another view of the snowy mountain taken on my run after I put my bike away! Yes, I did a brick! Even though I had a long transition my legs were still tired. I can see I am going to have to do many of these before the end of June. But yay me for finally getting out there on the bike and throwing running into the mix too!
I'm tapering my runs for my half this weekend although I know I will swim tomorrow and probably will do a short bike ride again. Friday I will totally rest.