Thursday, April 28, 2011

My new ROAD BIKE!

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I think photos speak a thousand words, so I'll keep this post word-light and picture-thick. :) IMG 5499

I went to Harvey gym for an awesome workout this morning, that included my first kipping pull-up and beloved time on the GHD sit-up machine, rower, and hefting 25# plates overhead while lunging my heart out.

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Breakfast was a delicious blend of walnuts, strawberries, cinnamon and 1/2 banana on 0% Fage Greek Yogurt with SF Blueberry syurp. IMG 5502

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I love playing barefoot. I like to use these on non-running days, as I'm still breaking them in and getting used to balancing and proper foot-strike.

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And, the HIGHLIGHT OF MY DAY! My ROAD BIKE arrived!!

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Say hell to my beautiful new friend. She's waiting at the bike shop for me right now. I had her delivered 90% assembled, and then took her into the shop to have her all tuned up, tires trued, and to purchase fun things like pedals, a helmet, a water bottle holder, shoes, etc. I've never ridden a road bike before, not competitively, so I'm stoked!

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I've wanted a road bike for the last 3 years. I just haven't had the money to drop on one. So, rather than wait years more I decided to just buy a cheaper one. Check out BikesDirect.com for decent bikes with off-brand frames but quality components (components are what matters, for the most part. For a beginner, it'll do.) I figured if I never ended-up riding it, at least I'd be out less than $800.

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And, it wouldn't be a perfect day if I didn't have photos of my precious dog. :) Sleeping on my pillow.

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He was so tired after our adventure to our pet-friendly bike shop in Belton. :) He had a lady dog to play with, too, a huge Siberian Husky, she tuckered him out!

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If you're in the Central Texas area, this is a GREAT shop. Chad is the owner, and the guy working on my bike in this photo. He's so knowledgeable and nice. I ended up spending the greater part of my afternoon in here, just soaking up some bike knowledge and gleaning info on great running trails, running clubs, biking groups, etc.

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There was something wrong with my chain, it kept slipping off, so I let him keep it there overnight, and he'll call me in the morning when he's tackled it. I also have some decisions to make about pedals and shoes. I'm looking to compete in Triathlons, so if you can recommend anything, help a girl out! My husband swears by Speed Play pedals, but others say they really slow down transition times?

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I came home bright-eyed, bushy tailed and freaking FAMISHED.

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I crumbled some awesome veggie burgers in with sauteed mushrooms, onions and fresh, wilted spinach, threw it in a low-carb wrap and called it a feast. :) I'm a freak when it comes to feta. What is it with this cheese!? IMG 5553

Throw a little Tabasco in that mix and experience the breakdance your taste buds will throw down for you. Can't wait to pick up my bike tomorrow! Who is ready for the weekend?

3 comments:

  1. Fun!! I need a new bike, mine has seen some better days. P.S that breakfast looks DELISH! Happy Friday!

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  2. Tricia, thank you! I'm seriously sad it is still in the shop, but I'll finally be picking it up tomorrow. :)

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