Well, I finally bit the bicycle bullet. With some patience and massive searching a good quality bicycle for a great price was discovered by a friend in Minnesota. For a few weeks there, it was an all out manhunt for a small road bike that wasn’t completely trashed.
It is actually a bit more BIKE than I bargained for. However…it’s a bike that will last as long as I want to ride and maintain it. And it has resale value should I not want to ride and maintain it…always a possibility!
Most everyone I know is more excited than I am about this bike’s arrival. I think it’s because they are good riders and do not know the actual terror that faces me when I get on the bike. I admit, I am excited too. I would LOVE to do triathlon in some form or fashion, and while this is not a Tri Bike, it is a bike that would work for most Tri’s. I’m not that crazy, I think I’d use the road bike even for a 70.3….unless someone wanted to lend me a Tri bike.
So….looking forward to seeing it arrive and hoping for the very best with this. It is certainly going to be a new experience. Hopefully by this time next week I will be wobbling along both feet on the pedals with nothing broken to show for it.
When did you learn to ride a bike? Do you even remember it? What was the biggest challenge?