Thursday, September 15, 2011

My new ride and don't to enter for giveaway!!!

Ok, so in yesterdays post I told you all about my new ride! I want to try cycling and possibly do a duathlon or triathlon but also wanted to start with something cheap to make sure I like the bike stick with it. I talked with a few other bloggers and some friends and they all pretty much suggested a used bike or to go with a cheaper one. This is what I went with:
It's a Tour de France Stage One Road Bike. Today I took it out for the first time. I only took it out for just a short amount of time to see how I was going to like it.  
  1. The seat was a little loose and it was moving (got to get that tightened up)
  2. I feel so weird bent over like I was riding that thing (as my daughter said say no to crack)
  3. When I turn, if I don't have the pedals at the 6o'clock and 12 o'clock position the pedal hits the wheel and I come to a screeching halt! What the heck???!!!???!!!
So I done a little research online and it said that it would do that since the frame is so small for my height (5'3 I don't think that is soooo short). It also said if you were going at a good speed you would just lean and not turn the wheel. Well what the heck do you do when you have to come to a stop to wait for a car and then have to make a turn?? Honestly, I'm not sure if I can get used to this. I may have to stick with my mountain bike. Would I look crazy if I ever decided to do a duathlon or triathlon with a mountain bike?


Any one have any suggestions for me? Don't forget to enter my giveaway!

Christie

1 comment:

  1. you probably don't have the seat and such adjusted quite right (feeling too bent over). hard to explain how to get it adjusted, maybe you can look that up...

    i love the yellow!

    i have the same problem with my bike if i stop then need to make a sharp turn, the pedal and the wheel interfere with each other. it doesn't happen very often, if i coast into a turn, my pedals aren't in the way.

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