Hey - Look at my new toy!
I took my new bike out for a spin today - which considering it is FEBRUARY 9 in Toronto - that alone is a wonderful thing. But it was special to take my very first tri-bike out for a spin the day after I got it.
It wasn't all smooth riding though - I actually had a panic attack getting on the darn thing! I'm not kidding - it's been 5 months since I have clipped into a bike (not counting time on a trainer of course). That coupled with the fact that I am dealing with a damaged tib/fib joint in my left knee which we can only assume is the product of my 3 falls on my road bike this past summer. All that on top of it being my extremely new, expensive, shinny tri bike. Yip, it took me a good 10 minutes to talk myself onto that bike! CRAZY!
However, once I got clipped in it all came back to me - just like riding a bike! I only road 5 miles - on the bike path out to Leslie and back. I practised getting into and out of my aero position, holding the position, shifting gears and the such. I am shocked at how much harder to handle this bike is compared to my old trusted
road bike and completely know why aero position is not welcome in group rides.
I have a lot of learning to do that is for sure. But I am so very pleased with my new bike! Thanks to the hubby who is so wonderfully supporting my Ironman year!
Now to name her!