I think it’s time that I created another page at the top of my blog.
Because I got a bike!!!!
I haven’t owned a bike since 2008 when I moved back from California and had to leave my mountain bike behind. This one is SO MUCH COOLER than that one was.
He – because I’ve decided this bike is a male – is a Salsa Warbird gravel bike. Originally when I started shopping I was looking for a road bike, but the Warbird ended up being the much better choice for everything that I intend to be doing, such as riding on the road or on the NCR trail up to Pennsylvania or on this one street near my house that they doing construction on right now and I nearly shattered my teeth bouncing over the chewed up asphalt.
I also got a bright yellow helmet to match. I am EXTREMELY visible.
So of course the first question I got asked when I posted a picture of my new bike on Instagram and Facebook?
Are you doing a tri!?
Yes. I don’t know which one yet and I’m going to need to get a lot more comfortable in the water first, but I will absolutely be taking on that challenge by the end of the year hopefully.
Another thing that is potentially on the horizon is a century ride in early October, but the biggest challenge there will be finding the time to train.
I’ve already been out for a couple rides this week and I’m LOVING it especially the adrenaline rush I get when I’m flying down a really big hill. I even suffered my first bike-related injury while on a 16 mile ride the other evening.
Okay so it was super minor; my shin caught my pedal. But I still felt like a total badass when I noticed I was bleeding.
I think this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship.
Do you ride? What kind of bike do you have? Have you done a tri? A century? (Any tips for me?) Do you name inanimate objects?
Happy Thursday, everyone!