Monday, May 4, 2009
Riding a bike...I forgot
I forgot how fun riding a bike can be. I have been using the stationery bikes at the gym, for cross-training. but, as running is not the same experience on a treadmill, so cycling is not the same on a machine. And finding a great trail makes everything more fun.
Biking, however, does require a bit more consideration in the gear arena. I have a mountain bike, which may not be the best for the Tri event. I don't want to spend a lot of money on a new bike, although explaining that to someone who has invested thousand of dollars into a bike starts to sound lame. Possibly a little bit like, I want to run well in the shoes I bought at Payless.
For my first Tri, I think a good compromise is to get smaller tires and keep my frame. Then, I can put my old tires back on for trail riding.