I got a new bike! Yay! After “suffering” the bike leg in my last tri , I had come to the conclusion that it would be best to get my own bike but limited funds prevented me from doing so. Until, I got a call from my very good pal saying that she didn’t want her bike anymore and would i like to have it. Yes!
She said she hardly used it, like only twice and it was sitting there collecting dust. So, I gladly took it off her hands. It’s a Trek 7.2 FX hybrid which I think is just right for me. Combining the best of both worlds, the tyres are thinner than a mountain bike but thicker than a road bike and is suitable for most terrains.
Good working condition – only had to pump air in the deflated wheels
My lovely gal, she was excited about the bike too. Didn’t budge from that spot for hours…
Was so excited and slighty scared at the same time. Lucky my friend was with me, took his helmet which made me look like a mushroom head but made me feel way secure and safe, if not I would absolutely freak out. It’s funny how I feel this way when I used to go riding everywhere in the neighbourhood on my own when I was younger, I guess I really haven’t been riding for such a loooong time.
It was a good 45 min ride to the dam and back. I still need to get the hang of pushing on the pedals and correctly lifting off after stopping so that I don’t wobble each time I start and stop. Also, need to fix the brakes (which I somehow spoilt, dunno how!) and get my gears checked. But other than that, am happy 🙂
Gonna start training more next week because I have another tri coming up at the end of September, the Cold Storage Triathlon. Doing the Sprint series so hopefully, I will fare better this time round!
Thanks for reading!