Thursday, April 8, 2010

WHOOP, there it is!

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.


Xavi Garcia said...

Great bike...Pinarello, correct? are planning quite a lot of training good luck!!


"XTB" Xavi.

She said I need a goal said...

Xavi, yes it's a Pinarello. Can't wait for the first ride.

Brybrarobry said...

Congrats A. I'm pumped for yah. I already consider you a triathlete, the race is just a formality.


She said I need a goal said...

Ha, thanks B.. Let's make sure I can actually ride the thing before you start throwing out that triathlete word.

Stemmet said...

Awesome bike, congrats. This is one awesome looking machine. Enjoy the ride, you must feel like a kid getting a birthday present in the morning and must first finish school before you can play with it in the afternoon.

One piece of advice if I may. Don't skimp on the cycling pants. I would rather pay a little bit more for pants and have quality stuff than having an uncomfortable ride with low quality pants.

Nothing as frustrating and irritating as cycling pants making the ride not enjoyable when you have such an awesome bike.

enjoy the RIDE!!!!!

She said I need a goal said...

Johan thanks for the advice, I will take it. :-)