Several big things happened over the past few days and I wanted to share them.
Number 1. I purchased a Triathlon Bike this past weekend. Back tracking a bit….in April 2010 I went to Bike Authority. At that time I wanted a “big girl’ bike since the last bike I had was from when I was in 8th grade. I decided on a hybrid vs a road bike since I thought I could ride it to and from work a little easier. Although this was the case I wonder if I should’ve purchased a road bike at that time.
Fast forward to the present, I was looking to upgrade to a road bike given I’ve started doing triathlons. The fit of a road bike vs hybrid is totally different. Add on to that, a triathlon bike is even a little more different (it has to do with the geometry of the bike and you), but more specific to performing triathlons. I walked in targeting a road bike with plans to upgrade certain components (adding aero bars, etc) but walked out with a Cervelo Tri bike. Say what? Tis true. Here is my reasoning. We were all set to get me fit to the road bike and we passed some bikes on sale, most of them Tri bikes. One was the perfect size for me. After adding all of the components I had hope to add they would’ve been comparable in price. And lastly, although the Tri bike is more specific to running triathlons, that’s all I plan to do and I have my hybrid bike as a backup if I want to just go out for a joy ride.
So I was measured for “Sparky” (I’ll explain the name in a later blog), purchased clipless pedals, purchased cycling shoes, adjustments were made to the bike, I picked up a trainer, and I was good to go! I’ll be heading back to Bike Authority in a few weeks for any adjustments that need to be made.
I’m grateful that not only do I have an understanding husband, but one that encourages me in my sport. He went with me, helped me choose my bike and got me all outfitted, without one complaint…even about how much everything was. It got to a point where I had to tell HIM “no!” when he wanted me to get more things. I know there are many supportive spouses out there. I’m just glad I was just one of the lucky ones that got one.
Chris and Mike at Bike Authority were excellent! Although I had done a ton of research they took their time and explained everything, which I really appreciate since I’m still a newbie when it comes to some of this stuff.
Number 2. Even bigger than the bike…I registered for the Half Rev3Tri at Cedar Point!!! I’m so flippin’ excited that I cannot contain myself. In 340 days I will be swimming 1.2 miles, biking 56 miles, and running 13.1 miles…all in one day. This idea has been in the back of my mind for several years. I’m lucky enough to live in a city that the Rev3 Series hits, so why not?? This is a first for me and it is a big undertaking, but I have no worries. I’ve never let myself down before and it won’t happen now.
So that’s what’s happening around here! I had a 5K race this past weekend and another one this weekend. I plan to do a video recap of those and will post those sometime next week
Be Grateful and Keep Smiling!