Ok, well not so much, but maybe?
It's crazy what focus does to me! I become obsessed about things when I get focused. I wish I had tons of money so I could get want I want when I want it? Wouldn't that be nice. Oh I could take the high road and say something like...oh but the saving and earning and waiting is all worth it, builds character...uh no, I will take it NOW please. Unfortunately that isn't my life so I have to shop, think, save, shop and research to find the right thing. I have started my bike hunt. Hoping I might have a connection for a deal on a bike through my brother-runner, but we will see. Either way I started shopping to find my bike.
|For $3,200 you could have this bike! Sweet deal, huh?|
Totally was going with a tri-bike, makes sense, since I'm going to be doing triathlons, right? Well slow down a little Jilly, Jill! Pays to talk with people and since I'm really good at talking about all my current obsessions and then some...people get to hear everything that's going on in my head. Oh gosh...my poor friends! Anyway...was talking to my friend who is quite the athlete and she said wait on the tri-bike and go for a road bike. A tri-bike is strictly for Tri-s and aren't that comfortable for joy riding. Which if you read my tidbit above about money...I can't really spring for all sorts of bikes at the moment and need to limit my purchase to one bike, right now. And my proposed sponsors haven't gotten back to me...maybe they haven't heard about my 2012 goals yet? I know bummer, right. So good thing I decided that before I went into start checking these cars, I mean bikes out. (It's sad that you could actually by a car for the same price of these bikes! Sometimes I wonder what the world has come to when we are spending this kind of money on a bike...who gets the last laugh?)
|What, you don't have $12,700 to buy me this bike?|
Have any of you ever walked into a store where you had NO idea at all what you needed? Running stores couldn't be like that for non-runners? Could they? Deer in headlights...I know nothing about bikes and it's a whole other world in those bikes shops. I want 2 tires, a seat...some handle bars, Can you help a sister out??? (And it's not a cheap sport either.) Had no idea I could get completely fitted for a bike...like everything can be fit for you personally? Wow...are we at Nordstrom or the bike shop? Is there even a difference?
The first place told me about some bikes but wouldn't let me test ride or get the size I need, unless I was buying? Really? Ok...so no, this place was not like Nordy's! Gosh...were they on to my plan...my plan to just use them for my correct size? Maybe someone told them about me? Shoot...Either way I thought that was lame, so I went to another bike shop and they were totally helpful. Sized me for a bike and let me test drive and I love it. Nothing makes you feel like a kid the same way biking, swimming and swinging does!
A nice bike makes all the difference and I was ready to trade in my Honda Odyssey for the bike, but then I was snapped back into reality and realized the bike would never hold both kids, the dog, my hubby and my phone charger? Plus...way too many memories in the Odyssey to give it up like that! Can I get a HOLLA-BACK!
I am keeping my eye out for a bike to borrow, shopping craigslist and hoping brother-runner can hook a sister up! Something will work! I will keep researching and gaining knowledge in the bike world. I think my hubby might have to join in on the research because his idea of $100 bike was a LOL moment and then his other great idea when I pulled out the mountain bike....he was totally serious when he said this "We can just get new handle bars for this bike" Really, really? Are you serious...yes, yes he was! I tried to explain that a road bike and mountain bike are a little different! Maybe I know a little more about the bike world than I realized!
Until then...I will put some miles on the SWEET mountain bike on the trainer! Hey...I'm making it work! Gotta do, what you gotta do...clearly!
|You know you want to enlarge this picture and see this sweet ride!|
Really I don't see a TON of difference from the 2 bikes above...2-tires, a seat...handle bars and we can just switch those out! LOL..