Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Two beauties

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There are two beauties in this picture:
One- My Kylie who is sweetly shucking corn for our dinner and
Two- My brand new Specialized Amira Road bike.

I'm in love with it with my new bike. The night before I got it, I woke up several times because I was as excited as a kid before Christmas morning. The folks at the bike shop were fabulous. I was worried I would end up with some bike snobs or someone who wouldn't want to sell a bike to a biking goof like me. But my salesguy told me that customers like me, ones that were excited to get started, were so fun to work with.

I did one session on the indoor trainer you see pictured here. Let me tell you...BIG difference on the seat. My tailbone is talking to me! And today I took it for a ride around the neighborhood. And I only fell off twice. Well, actually four times but I only hit the grass twice. Let's just say that starting and stopping are very different with my new bike.

I feel so silly and goofy while riding it and yet so happy and excited at the same time. It's an interesting mix of feelings.

5 comments:

Mallory said...

Congrats to you for taking on something that is hard for you! Most adults don't do it but you are doing it so great job! Also, love the new header!!

The Winfrey Family said...

Congrats on your new bike!

What scrapbooking program do you use and do you buy your layouts?

I remember you mentioning this before, but I can't find the post.

Thank you!

nibo said...

That's a pretty bike! A friend and I who do a lot of cycling have a habit of naming all of our bikes as they start to have personalities. Then, on longer rides, we have conversations with our bikes.

The saddle will feel better soon. It breaks in and becomes more comfortable. Also, a pair of chamois shorts go a long way during the break-in process.

Love that bike and she'll take good care of you!

f said...

Wendy - just saw this recommendation for a great intro to cycling book. I thought you might like to read it -- seems like a really clear and calm overview!
http://www.kk.org/cooltools/archives/004894.php

Sheryl said...

Wendy, I know your feeling! On January 2, 2011, I purchased a Cannondale Synapse. I, too, felt a bit like a goof as I tested it. I'm still getting used to the brakes but I am smiling ear-to-ear every time I ride. I live in Tigard (remember Tigard????) and just LOVE the trails behind Cook Park. Enjoy your bike!