As you know, I’ve been working my behind off. As the Army likes to say, “Be all I can be.” The problem with that is that even though I am working on all I can be, my bike can only be a mountain bike. Now, I will tell you when I signed up for this adventure I really didn’t think that would make a difference. Was I ever wrong!!!!
Apparently, your bike and tires really do make a difference. My girlfriend and I went out for a bike ride. We calculated a loop that would be 5 miles. We figured that we would do it twice. She has a brand new Trek Road Bike. I have a 15 year old mountain bike. Figured I would have to work harder but no big deal. Well she smoked me!! Before I knew it she was a half a mile in front of me on a flat road! We only did one loop as I just couldn’t keep up.
Now the question is what to do? What to do? It really doesn’t make sense to spend the money on a bike for one race. Especially if this is the only one I’m going to do. Although, I have a sneaky suspision there will be more in my future. But it still doesn’t make sense until I’m sure. If I buy a cheap one now, then I can’t justify getting a better one later. What to do? What to do?
I’m going to try to see if I can beg, borrow, or steal one. Ok, not steal, but beg and borrow. So fingers crossed because I would hate to do all this training and be outsmarted by my bike:
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