I guess running up a mountain, as fast you can, pushing 60-pounds of babies, can really do a number on your legs because I have spent the last few days very sore. But with some rest and stretching, I'm recovered.
Which means I finally got to go out on my new bike!
31 miles @ 19.6 mph at Pecos Road.
My initial reaction - disappointment. Apparently now matter how nice your bike is, wind still exists and its still frustrating and annoying.
But once I accepted the wind, I appreciated my new bike. The first thing I noticed was how quiet it was. It's a bike for a ninja - it doesn't make a sound! It is also a very smooth ride...it almost feels like I am gliding.
Here is the bike:
I spent hours get measured, with angles getting calculated...there is a lot more to bike fitting than just getting the right size frame. The new position made my back hurt a little bit but I am hoping once I adjust it is more comfortable.
I also finally got some cycling shorts, courtesy of the magnificent Jacquie Lockwood. Her name is actually written on the tag - such an honor!
My goals for my new bike:
- ride consistently in the 20-22 mph range
- learn how to change my tire
I am now going to share some photos from a small family gathering over the weekend. My dad's sister came in town, with her son/daughter-in-law/2 grand-daughters. They live in the midwest.
Here is Brenna looking "cool" in sunglasses:
Here is me and David looking a lot less cool..bunny ears are sooooo second grade:
And all three takes of our family photo. Brenna wasn't in the mood to pose: