So, there it is.. my bike, it's purty. I should name it, haha! I left work early to meet Jackie from the Tri club at NewWorld Cycle. She had brought the bike in for a tune up the day before so it was all ready waiting for me. I picked out some tri shoes and Jeff was really patient while I wandered around trying to decide if they were ok. Considering I don't have a clue what any of this is about I was glad to have Jackie there for advice. Then they got me on the bike and did some adjusting, walked me through the gears and clipping in and out. I picked up a shirt and some cheap cycling pants as well. Wow those are attractive.. not so much. Jeff also fitted the helmet Jackie gave me. I'm going to have to get this woman a present. I was really happy that the bike fit into my Cavalier with little problem except that I just realized that the middle seatbelt is already buckled and even though I spent ages trying to figure out how to unbuckle the thing, I couldn't. The front tire comes off really easily and the bike is currently parked in my living room so I can look at it. I think it goes with the furniture, my decorator will not agree.
We were going to go out for a quick ride after but the weather sucked and it's a bit windy so I'll take it down to the lake on Saturday for a spin, at least I know it's flat out there and I hear it will be sunny.
Sunday swim class starts again, There are 8 more weeks of that and there is the tri club opener at NewWorld on Sunday as well. I have a friend to run with on Monday nights and a guy I used to work with cycles so he said he'd take me out with his group which will be great. I'll be in the back but at least I'll have people around when I crash. Then there are all the 'new to tri' classes the TCOB are putting on so that will keep me very busy for the next month or so. They have swim, run, bike, transition and 2 bike fixing classes.
Now I am going to go and look at my bike some more.