Remember when you all met the new man in my life, Lance? Well now I’m going to have to make some room for this bad boy:
I bought a bike last week! Considering the Ride For Heart is in 13 days, I cut it really close. I have never owned a road bike and I have to ride it for 75km on June 3rd. Yikes.
The Ride For Heart and Raleigh teamed up so I was able to get a pretty good deal on this bike. It’s crazy how expensive road bikes can get! By the time you add the helmet, padded shorts, water cage, etc…you’re pretty much poor. I’m excited to have another way to get my sweat on this summer though. This will be good cross training for me and a really fun way to get in some cardio while enjoying the sunshine.
I’m taking it out for the first time today (after W3D1 of James Wilson’s program) and I’m a bit scared! I have never been on a road bike before so it should be interesting to say the least. I got it sized and had the seat set lower than usual so that I felt more comfortable resting my feet on the ground. I also avoided getting the clip-in pedals for now even though I have a pair of cycling shoes. I am going to ride in regular running shoes for the time being so that I can avoid killing myself.
Now I just need a name for my bike. Any suggestions? Do you own a bike?
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