Bike!

Well folks, it’s done – I finally have a bike!

newbike

I was surprised at how challenging it was to buy the right bike! Not having any base knowledge was a challenge, but after two stops in sports stores, several internet searches, and Zinn and the Art of Triathlon Bikes, I think I have finally found my match. Let’s say, for now it meets the requirements I think I have!

  1. Road – sleek, fast, and light. Smaller surface area on the wheels, drop handles, and eventually I can add aero bars (yum).
  2. Women’s – handlebars are narrower, frame is a little bit smaller, cranks are shorter. I am not short, but I didn’t feel comfortable on the bigger bikes.
  3. NEW – with a 30 day guarantee and free tune up. (I do love Canadian Tire – we scored $15 in Cdn Tire money!)
  4. …it’s pretty!

So there ya have it, my first bike since I was 14. Now let’s hope the old adage is true.

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About Fjola Melody

Yogi, DJ, runner, cat lover, coffee drinker! Oh ya and the occasional beer. Life is good!

Posted on July 10, 2016, in Tri Training and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Congratulations on the new bike! I am still riding the bike I purchased in university (1987), so a good bike will serve you well for years. I couldn’t justify a fancy new bike when the one I have is still good. Ans it has served me well in a duathlon and a triathalon. Enjoy the ride and training!

  2. Thanks! I went for road for the speed but base model Canadian Tire style lol…I hope it will last a few years at least!

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