Monday, July 19, 2010

Decisions, decisions ...

Another weekend of back to back rides - to the tune of 170 miles - and I handed my very dirty bike off to my mechanic for some TLC.

My mechanic, aka, the hubby, informed me that I need to replace the drive train on my bike -- and that, plus the regular maintenance that she needs (cables, chain, etc), puts the cost of said new components and maintenance at a point where I have decided, with the recommendation of my mechanic of course, to put the money into a new bike instead. Yeah!

So, now for the hard part. Which bike? Do I upgrade my wheels? I don't want to rush my decision, but I have a big race in less than 2 months so I want to be training on my new bike by this weekend. I am excited to be moving from my modified road bike to a tri bike, but I am also nervous because my bike is so comfortable. In fact, it is like a perfectly worn in pair of blue jeans.

It is going to be a crazy, bike shopping week!


LittleRachet said...

FUN!!! I can't wait to see what you pick!

Jamie said...

OOOhhh. Bike shopping is a ton of fun. Enjoy!

Kelly said... bike!! You will love it!

Ryan Oilar said...

I can't ever make up my mind, and then I think once I've finally picked what I want...I find something else that tickles my fancy. Hope you enjoy shopping better than I

Love and Puppies, Christy said...

Good luck - so exciting!!

Big Daddy Diesel said...

Of course the one that fits best.

Sounds like your ready for a TT bike. They are fun, they are different, will take a little bit to get use to, you will feel it quads more.

Of course, we all want bike porn

RockStarTri said...

We want bike porn.
We want bike porn.
We want bike porn.
We want bike porn.

Fit is most important. Choosing wheels can make your head spin but can reap some real improvements.

Did I hear something about bike porn?


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