and join me for a
insert happy victory dance here.
I would like to introduce you all to my new pride and joy:
Mr. Giant Defy 2
"Hi everyone nice to meet you. I don't have a name yet, but I am so excited to feel Julia's butt on me and take her for some thrilling rides"......
lol. I bet that is what is going through it's mind! hee hee!
I honestly had no intention of getting a bike yesterday, seeing as how I can't ride it yet. My cough is still killing me. But I have been looking at a bunch of bikes recently.... and well, one thing led to another, and BAM! New bike!
I have total helmet head. Don't judge
I purchased the bike from a local bike shop called Fastrack Bicycles. The owner of the shop Dave, and the guy helping me decide yesterday, has won 8 National Championships GOld Medals, and was even a mechanic to Lance Armstrong himself on the Tour de France! I felt confident that he knew his shit and would lead me to the right bike and fit! I mean... if he could fix LANCE up with a winning bike, I bet MINE would be just as baller! (or not, but it's fun to dream)
I also picked up some new cycling shoes: the Shimano SH-WM61
I also made sure to pick up an "emergency pack" including a spare tube, canister of C02, and other things I may need in case of a flat. I need to make sure to review the instructions before I head out! If anyone has tips, PLEASE! You are more than welcome to leave your words of wisdom. A beginner can never have too much sage advice ;)
and blue is my favorite color. a match made in heaven
I am actually quite surprised I did this. I am usually not so spontaneous when it comes to money. Frugal and Stingy are understatements when describing my spending habits. However....
I mean, look at the guy. He's handsome! How could I possibly resist a ride with this studly stud?
Though I did learn a lesson about ridiculously good looking studs: too much of a good thing can be bad. And I mean, terribly, raw, throbbing, aching pain. Yup. My vajayjay got a good old saddle sore. Ouch! I need to remember to always use protection with such a good looking ride :) (ie Body Glide)
haha. Who knew talking about bicycles could be so.... naughty sounding? Or maybe I am just a pervert.
Whatever the case may be, I am beyond excited for my throat and nether regions to heal so I can go for my maiden voyage. And now....... I can officially start training for triathlons! I have my eyes set for the Santa Barbara Triathlon in August..... Oooohh I can hardly wait!
yyyyyaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!! OMG I HAVE A BIKE NOW!!!!!!!!
breathe breathe breathe ;)
Definitely makes the fact that I am desperately sick feel a little less awful.
Do you have any cycling shorts you would recommend? I don't even know WHERE to start looking! I heard Pearl Izumi makes good shorts, but a quick Google search showed hundreds of choices! Woah there.... I would truly appreciate your honest opinions and reviews of cycling shorts. I trust the bloggers out there than all the sales people trying to get me to buy the most expensive pair! (And plus, most bike shop people are dudes. What do THEY know about vajayjay issues on the bike? haha)
I hope you all are having a Fantastic three day weekend. Though it is raining, and I can't breathe or run or bike, I am feeling quite happy :)
See you all on Tuesday!!!