I LOVE New Bike Day, as you can see...
Am I the queen of goofy faces or what?
As you all know, this year I'm branching out into triathlons, irregardless of the fact that I barely know how to swim. Apparently, I'm ok putting my life in the hands of lifeguards I wouldn't know from Adam. Branching out into triathlons means... it's time to buy a bike. Since this is my first tri season, I selected a road bike. This way, even if I decide that I hate triathlons, I'll have a good road bike for fun/crosstraining to my running.
My dad and crazy sister Tweets (who used an ironman-distance race to tell us she's preggo) are both triathletes. Tweets has been competing in tris for years, then my dad drank the Kool-Aid... and now they are trying to infect me. We'll see how it goes this year.
Anyway, Tweets recommended the Trek Women's Design bike line, since it's designed specifically for a good fit for the ladies. She isn't able to use them, since she's too tall, but... I'm the perfect size! In the bike department, I just do what Tweets says, so in January I locomoted to my local bike shop: On the Route.
After checking out my options, I settled on the Trek WD Lexa road bike. Guys, it's SO light. Since it uses easy release tires, I can easily fit it into my tiny Honda. And it's pretty. Marketers love me. The best part? They had just released a coupon for 20% off any Trek bike until the end of February. SCORE.
Since I still had time to use the coupon, I walked away so that I could take a few weeks to save up extra money to make my big purchase. The weeks dragged until this weekend, when I finally walked my booty into the store and plunked down cold, hard cash.
I was excited. :)
On the Route was so nice too, and super helpful. I totally recommend them - and they have a store dog! You can't beat that.
Now, I just have to find a place to store this sucker...
Any cyclists out there with tips for me?