No, not that type of baby. I hope we’re not on Babywatch 2014. A real baby may interfer with my 140.6 plans as well as general shenanigans!
I’d like to introduce y’all to our newest bike baby – my new Cervelo! I haven’t figured out what to name her yet, but I am pretty sure this is a “she”.
I got her at the Running Away Multisport Dutch Bike sale last weekend, and picked her up right before we headed off to Tucson. With all of the excitement of prepping for the weekend away, I didn’t get a chance to ride her as “mine” until I got back. (A Dutch auction, BTW, is where the bikes were all 15% off on the first day, then 20% off on the second day, etc. I got my bike on the last day at 35% off!)
She has new pedals; I’m switching from SPDs to “speedplay” pedals and I spent some time on the trainer yesterday to practice clipping in and out on the new system as well as to get used to the more aggressive geometry of this bike.
She’s a 48 inch bike w/ 650 cc wheels, so she’s smaller than what I’ve been on before. But it feels more natural. I’ve questioned if my shoulder pains that I’ve struggled with were potentially due to too-large bikes, as my pain has increased when I increase my cycling volume.
I took her out for a little spin, too. Clipping in & out and getting used to a new bike’s balancing takes some time, and I have the battle wound to prove it. Received within a block of my riding her. After that though, no further wounds!
Happy Monday – ride on!